German, 1945-2007. Immendorff was born in 1945 in Germany, and during his lifetime worked as a painter, sculptor, stage designer and an art professor. He was born into a period ensuing the second world war, and his work pictured the political and psychological turmoils of the times using humor and tragedy in equal parts. The subjects of his art were inspired by his personal life and greater culture, which he portrayed in the context of chaotic and dense backgrounds in his oil paintings. His paintings pulled symbolic influences from art history, mythology and German history. He was a member of the German movement Neue Wilde, which saw the reemergence of contemporary expressive art in the late 1970s and 1980s.