Kurt Trampedach has created his own image universe known to most Danes.
His talent was clear for everyone to see, and he quickly achieved his breakthrough with both national and international acclaim and success. Kurt Trampedach who is best known for his paintings and graphic works of art, has also created some amazing sculptures.
Modern Danish art
Kurt Trampedach was one of the most well-known and distinctive artists, of the last century, in modern Danish art. Virtually all Danes knew him and had an opinion of his very unique, easily recognisable paintings. The artist, Kurt Trampedach, used mostly earth tones in his paintings, and often painted people who showed different aspects of human existence. In 1984 he received the Eckersbergs Medal. It is not uncommon for a Danish home to posses a Trampedach lithograph with distinctive troll heads.
Trampedach has, among other works, painted a double portrait of Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra in 1997 as well as portraits of Povl Hjelt, Verner Dalskov, Peter Augustinus, and Vincent Lind.
The last years of Kurt Trampedach's life
He lived out the last years of his life in the Pyrenees, in the French part of Basque Country, close to Spain. He chose to live his last years in isolation, far from other people and the art world, but surrounded by animals. He suffered from paranoia and severe depression and did not paint for the last years of his life until he died of a heart attack in 2013. He has left the world original works of art with a very special Kurt Trampedach expression.