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Gerhard Hoehme

Greppin/Dessau 1920 - 1989 Neuss

Gerhard Hoehme studied in Eastern Germany, before he fled to the West and continued his studies at the Academy in Düsseldorf. Hoehme was a co-founder of the ‘Group 53’, which included K.O. Götz, Karl Fred Dahmen, Bernard Schultze and Emil Schumacher, among others. He had his first major museum exhibition in 1956 at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum in Krefeld. Hoehme was invited to documenta II in Kassel in 1959. He was part of the first Happening with John Cage, David Tudor and Nam Jun Paik in Düsseldorf. During the 1960s he divided his time between Düsseldorf, where he was a professor of free painting, and Rome. In the late 1960s Hoehme developed experimental installations with ‘string sculptures’ and fabric. Hoehme was one of the proponents of Abstract and Informal Art.

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