Conrad Westpfahl's artistic path was repeatedly interrupted by the inanities of the times. Only at the age of 60 he found his expression in a radical way in abstraction. At a time when abstract art was met with suspicion and rejection, he consistently continued on his path, both artistically and intellectually. He participated actively in the so-called Darmstadt Talks, which took place from 1950-75 and addressed, among other things, the image of man in the art of abstraction. His line fields were created by gestural rhythms and movements that determine the composition of the picture. The secondary position of the color can be seen as a demarcation to the contemporaneous Informel. (E.W., J.D.)