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Georg Baselitz | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
1938

Born Hans-Georg Kern.

1950-55

Moves with his family to Kamenz, Germany. Receives private drawing lessons from
Gottfried Zawadski.

1956

Enrols at the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst in East Berlin. Studies painting with Walter Womacka and Herbert Behrens-Hangler.

1957

Is expelled from the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst after two semesters for “social and political immaturity.”
Enrols at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in West Berlin, where he studies under Hann Trier.
Becomes friends with Eugen Schönebeck and Benjamin Katz.

1958

Begins working on what will be his first work exhibited in public, the Rayski Head (Rayski-Kopf) series.

1961

Adopts the name Georg Baselitz, after his birthplace.
Stages an exhibition with Schönebeck in an abandoned house in Berlin. They write “1.
Pandämonisches Manifest,” published as a poster announcing the exhibition.

1962

Writes “2. Pandämonisches Manifest” with Schönebeck.

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