Dieter Roth  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Dieter Roth (April 21 1930June 5 1998) was a German-born Swiss printmaker and mixed-media artist. He was well known for his pictures made with rotting food stuffs.

He made 524 prints between 1947 and 1998.

A comprehensive biography is available at the Dieter Roth foundation website

Dieter Roth Academy

In memory of Dieter Roth, every year his close friends (most of them artists, among which: Sigurdur and Kristjan Gudmundsson, Dorothy Ianone, Runa Thorkelsdottir, Jan Voss, Henriette van Egten, Bjorn Roth, Malcolm Green, e.a.) meet for a conference. Previous meetings have been in:

2004: Lubeck, Germany

2005: Mosfellsbaer, Iceland

2006: Xiamen, China

The next conference will be held August 2007 in Amsterdam

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