Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Wolf Vostell

Early Days:

   Wolf Vostell put his artistic ideas into practice from 1950 onwards. In 1953 he began an apprenticeship as a lithographer and studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Wuppertal. Vostell created his first de-coll/age in 1954. In 1955/56 he studied at the École Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts in Paris and in 1957 he attended the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts.

Wolf Vostell


Personal Details


Wolf Vostell

Place of birth


Date of Birth

14 October 1932

Date of Death

3 April 1998






   In 1958 he took part in the first European Happening in Paris and he produced his first objects with television sets and car parts. He was impressed by the work of Karlheinz Stockhausen, which he encountered in 1964 in the electronic studios of the German radio station WDR, and in 1959 he created his electronic TV de-coll/ages. It marked the beginning of his dedication to the Fluxes-Movement, which he co-founded in the 1960s.

Works Of Wolf Vostell:

by Wolf Vostell

Wolf Vostell-Holocaust

Wolf Vostell-Weinende