Alfred Gockel was born in 1952 near Münster, Germany.
His first work of art was published at the age of 8 years old by a German publisher.
In his childhood he worked as a miner at 700 meter depth. This is why he uses self-prepared tar in his acrylics.
He studied at the Polytechnic Art University in Münster.
Alfred Gockel became well known and recognized in Germany as painter and as successful international publisher of only his own artworks with a worldwide distribution.
Since 1983 Alfred sold and distributed until 2006 almost 100 million open editions to framers, art & design shops and galleries.
In 1990 he bought a silkscreen printer and started a collection of original limited, hand-signed silkscreen prints, mainly abstracts, which sold very successfully too.
In his travels he has met Salvador Dali and Miro and he’s a great admirer of Chagall, Kandinsky and Picasso.
In the United States he was impressed by the art of Jasper Johns and Jackson Pollock.
From 1985 on his work was presented at the Art Expo NY.
Since then he’s renowned in the US.
In 2006 Alfred Gockel designed the official American version of the Olympic Games Affiche, (held in Turin, Italy) during these Games an Olympic exhibition took place in Atlanta.
From 2003 Alfred does art lectures and action-painting-performances at high-end cruiseships and during art events. Since then Alfred stays 1 or 2 weeks per month in the US doing art-tours.
Alfred Gockel is represented everywhere in the United States in many reputable galleries and his work is purchased by many art-collectors. Famous collectors of his art are a.o.: Abram Abramovich, Michael Jordan, Bono’s wife, Shaggy, Pat Robertson, Tommy Haas, Shaquil O’Neal, Christie Kerr, Ludacris, Pat Robinson, Andy Roddick a.o.
Alfred Gockel is also involved in Andy Roddic's charity fund, most of the fundraisings during vernissage/auctions in the US are for this charity fund.
In 2008 he founded the artgroup Quadriga, which is about etching, woodcut, linoleum and lithograph. Alfred Gockel’s high-quality etchings reflect the craftmanship of his inspirators: Picasso, Mirò, Chagall, Dali and Dürer.
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