Fritz Köthe Fritz Köthe - Biography
Fritz Köthe counts among the most versatile German artist of the 20th century. After an apprenticeship as a painter, Fritz Köthe received well-founded training in graphic art in Leipzig and Berlin - a profession that he would pursue up until the late 1950s. Since the 1960s Fritz Köthe finally attained his own style in painting by depicting motifs in a manner that followed the style of Photorealism. His images seemed to have been torn out of the paper and applied to the image carrier. The masterly collage-like overlapping arrangement of the torn image snippets, which often make for a motivic unity, is characteristic of his art. The amazing works by Fritz Köthe, which are close to Pop Art, because of their trivial subjects, have often been in the focus of exhibitions. Paintings, watercolors and silkscreens in colors by Fritz Köthe are also sought-after objects on the art market.