Ben Willikens

1939 · Germany

Artist biography

Ben Willikens is an established artist, who originates from Germany. Ben Willikens was born in 1939. Artists Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach are of the same generation and same country as Ben Willikens.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ben Willikens is represented by Galerie Hans Mayer located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ben Willikens most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Salzburg with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 17 November 2018 until 11 January 2019. Ben Willikens' only other exhibition is Good-Bye-Grabbeplatz, which took place at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany (17 January 2020 - 28 February 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Ben Willikens

Born in 1939, Ben Willikens' creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ben Willikens

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