Jorn Asger

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Asger Oluf Jorn (1914 –1973) was born in Vejrum, in the northwest part of Denmark.
Painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, and author, he was a founding member of the Situationist International and of the avant-garde movement COBRA (Co for Copenhagen, BR for Brussells and A for Amsterdam) with Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis Beverloo), Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret. The group’s unifying doctrine was the complete freedom of expression with an emphasis on color and brushwork. Jorn edited monographs of the Bibliothèque Cobra before disassociating himself from the movement.
The largest collection of Asger Jorn’s works, including his major work Stalingrad, can be seen in the Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark.