Kurt Trampedach — Surrealism
Kurt Trampedach (1943–2013) was a Danish painter and sculptor.Trampedach studied at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1969. He had his artistic breakthrough by the end of the sixties. He has often made distorted self-portraits and portraits of his own wife. Portraits of horses, and of larged headed babies were other favorite motifs. His dark style was particularly inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn. Painting was a way for him to work with his own psyche, with frequent bouts of depression and mania. In 1983 Trampedach’s studio in Copenhagen was set on fire destroying many paintings. In 1984 he received the Eckersberg Medal.