Ger van Elk

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Ger van Elk (Amsterdam, March 9, 1941) is a Dutch artist[1] who works with sculptures, painted photographs, installations and film. His work is generally seen as conceptual art and arte povera. Between 1959 and 1988 he lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York City, and Amsterdam, except for a period of study in Groningen in the 1960s.[2] In 1996 he won the J. C. van Lanschot Prize for Sculpture.[2]

Together with Marinus Boezem, Wim T. Schippers and Jan Dibbets, he is seen as one of the main representatives of these movements in the Netherlands. Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the Tate Gallery in London have work of Van Elk in their collection. Reflections on art history are an important part of his work.


  1. ^ Pendergast, Sara; Pendergast, Tom (2002). Contemporary Artists: L-Z. St. James Press. p. 1724. ISBN 978-1-55862-489-4. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ger van Elk in the RKD