BirthdayMay 12, 1921
BirthplaceKrefeld, Germany

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Joseph Beuys

    Full name: Joseph Beuys
    Also known as: Joseph Beuys, Beuys, Joseph
    Professions: Actor, Writer
    Nationality: German

  2. Joseph Beuys Death information

    Died: Thursday, 23rd of January, 1986 (Age: 64)

  3. Joseph Beuys Biography

    Joseph Beuys (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; 12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was a German Fluxus, happening and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by passionate, even acrimonious public debate. He is now regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

  4. Joseph Beuys Family

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