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Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Painter, printmaker, and sculptor, the German artist Georg Baselitz is a pioneering Neo-Expressionist who rejected abstraction in favor of recognizable subject matter, deliberately employing a raw style of rendering and a heightened palette in order to convey direct emotion. Embracing the German Expressionism that had been denounced by the Nazis, Baselitz returned the human figure to a central position in painting. Recent paintings by the artist were on view at Gagosian, New York, in the exhibition Devotion, in early 2019.