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Joseph Beuys

Joseph BeuysBorn: 12-May-1921
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: 23-Jan-1986
Location of death: Düsseldorf, Germany
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: German conceptual artist

Military service: Luftwaffe (WWII)

One of the most influential artists of the last century, Beuys took as his task disconnecting art from its inherited burdens.

Father: Josef Jakob Beuys (b. 1888, d. 1958)
Mother: Johanna Maria Margarete Hülsermann (b. 1889, d. 1974)
Wife: Eva Wurmbach (m. 1959, one son, one daughter)
Son: Wenzel Beuys (b. 1961)
Daughter: Jessyka Beuys (b. 1964)

    University: Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1951)
    Professor: Monumental Sculpture, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1961-72)

    Hitler Youth
    Plane Crash Crimea (16-Mar-1944)
    Taken Prisoner of War Cuxhaven, Germany (9-May-1945)
    Allied Internment Camp Inmate British, released (5-Aug-1945)
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

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