Klaus Bendixen (born December 14, 1924 in Hanover ; † September 30, 2003 in Heilbronn ) was a German painter and art college professor.
Bendixen, who had his mother’s surname, completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason after his military service from 1942 to 1945 on the Eastern Front. He then studied from 1947 to 1949 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg with Fritz Griebel. He continued his studies from 1949 to 1953 at the State Academy of Fine Arts continues in Stuttgart. There he was a master student with Willi Baumeister. In 1955, he was member of the German Association of Artists. In 1956 he married Hal Busse, who was also trained as a master builder in Stuttgart. Together they belonged to the national and international avant-garde at this time.
“So on the one hand we are dealing with independent structures of color and shape that only open up to the visual deepening and then again we come across images in the images that already read out everyday perception. Then we notice parts of the area that have been treated in a very painterly manner. We see differentiated colors, complex structures, amorphous boundaries. And therein the traces of the creation process that remained visible, which initially help penetrate the image content. But then, suddenly, as in an assembly, surface portions of a smooth application of paint! One senses that these deliberately brought together opposites correspond to different levels of relation to reality. “