André Thomkins

1930–1985

André Thomkins, 'Fugger' 1978
Fugger 1978
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Biography

André Thomkins (1930 - 8 November 1985) was a Swiss painter, illustrator, and poet. From 1952, he lived in Germany and taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf between 1971 and 1973.

Thomkins painted and drew ironic and fantastic pictures influenced by surrealism and dadaism. Together with Dieter Roth and Daniel Spoerri he prepared works of Eat Art. He also was a writer of palindromes. He died in 1985.


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