*1938 Deutschbaselitz, Kamenz (Saxon Upper Lusatia) – lives in Basel
Georg Baselitz is one of the most important German artists since the Second World War and has greatly influenced figurative painting since the 1960s. His most famous pieces, as the most radical in their artistic development, are paintings that show their motifs upside down. Baselitz is primarily preoccupied with the painting process itself, rather than theme. From 1980, apart from painting and printed graphics, he also worked on large-scale wood sculptures.