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The artist - biography

Alfred Gockel was born in 1952 near Münster, Germany. His first work of art was published at the age of 8 years old by a German publisher.
From 1975 to 1977 he studied at the University of Applied Sciences Münster, Department of Design. After finishing his studies he received several teaching assignments for printmaking techniques.

In 1999 he founded his new graphic design studio with a silk-screen printing studio and an etching studio. Since then a wide variety of hand-signed limited editions has been created and printed.

During his travels he has met Salvador Dali and Miro and he's a great admirer of Kandinsky and Picasso. In the United States he was impressed by the art of Jasper Johns and Jackson Pollock.

From 1985 on his artwork was presented at the Art Expo NY. There his staggering carreer started in the US. Since 1983 until 2006, more than 100.000.000 open editions of his artworks were internationally sold to framers, art & design shops and galleries. Expositions were held in a.o. New York, Boston, Boston, Dublin, Madrid, Cannes, Essen, Karlsruhe, Duisburg, Bern, Athens, Innsbrück, Salzburg, Lissabon, Belgium and The Netherlands.

In 2006 Alfred Gockel designed the official American version of the Olympic Games Affiche, (held in Turin, Italy) during these Games an Olympic exhibition of 60 acrylics have been exposed in Atlanta US.

In 2008 he founded the artgroup Quadriga, which is about etching, woodcut, linoleum and lithograph. Alfred Gockel's high-quality etchings reflect the craftmanship of his inspirators: Picasso, Mirò, Chagall, Dali and Dürer.

In addition to painting and printing techniques he is looking for the three-dimensional expression. As a sculptor he has already worked with steel, acrylic, bronze, sandstone and marble. The "Yellow Angel" sculpture at the motorway interchange in Kamen (A1/A2) is one of his most significant projects. His particular focus is the art in public spaces.