German Artist Paints Portrait of Khodorkovsky
25 Mar 2010
Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Communications Center
Klaus Dobberke, a Spanish-based German artist, depicted Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a recently
Dobberke was born in Berlin in 1938. He was schooled in Munich, graduating in education.
Whilst working as an artist he has focused on psychology and perception. He has lived and
worked in Spain since 1999.
Dobberke has been making clay figurines since 1970. In 1978 he began creating constructivist
steal sculptures and design tables, and painting with acrylic. In 1990 he began to focus on
realism and the third dimension. He is credited with creating a new form of art, known as "light
and room." Speaking about art Dobberke said: "With new light, shadows and new techniques, I
am working on a new form of art: I am working on the third dimension."
He has exhibited his art across Europe in Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin and Spain.
The picture was accompanied by a note in German translated as: "Hi, I am sending you my
portrait of Misha... I hope you enjoy it. Best, Klaus J. Dobberke".