"I like to touch the viewer's soul with my vibrant colors.Often in my paintings I use elements that reflect my challenging past, when as a boy I worked in the coal mines. But my purpose is to express my joy in life, and to show that we can overcome many obstacles through the expressions of life's beauties."
-Alfred Gockel - German abstract painter 1952- now
About Alfred Gockel: Alfred Gockel was born in the coal mining town of Ludinghausen, Germany. Gockel's first work was published when the artist was only eight years old. At 16 Alfred Gockel began to work in the coal mines, and planned on one day becoming an engineer. YOu can find most of Alfred Gockel Paintings on this page.