Karl Fred Dahmen
(Stolberg (Rhld) 1917 - 1981 Preinersdorf am Chiemsee)
Dahmen's early work phase after the end of World War II and his joining the German Artists' Association, is dedicated to Tachism. Later, too, the influence of the originally French Informel is important to him. He strives for a cultural exchange with the Ecole de Paris and orients himself on the artistic currents there. From the mid-1960s, Dahmen began to integrate different materials into his works, striving to relate art back to life through real things. Along with Emil Schumacher and Gerhard Hoehme, Dahmen is considered one of the earliest and most important artists of German Informel.