Neo Rauch Biography
Birthday: July 16, 1960 (Cancer)
Born In: Leipzig, Germany
Neo Rauch is a world renowned German painter. Although he began his studies in the 1980s, Rauch didn’t receive recognition until the 1990s. Once he emerged onto the art scene, his career took off- capturing the attention of art scholars, boards, and museums across the globe. He has received multiple awards, and has been a solo artist in numerous galleries on several different continents. He is best known for collaboration of his own personal history with the politics of industrial isolation. While he paints with storytelling intention, this method has been questioned by some prominent art scholars. Charlotte Mullins, an art historian, has said that his work shows "Architectural elements peter out; men in uniform from throughout history intimidate men and women from other centuries; great struggles occur but their reason is never apparent; styles change at a whim". He is an exceptional artist, who contributes greatly in his own community. He has chosen to stay in the fading former East German district, while most artists travelled to the West side of Germany in order to stay foremost on the art scene, and has continued to play a role in the schools that he attended as a struggling artist.