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b 1930 in Wendorf/Mecklenburg. Uecker studied in Berlin-Weißensee (GDR) before moving to the Düsseldor Art Academy in 1955. In 1956 he began making structure pictures which were «nailed». Uecker has received a great many international awards, among them the City of Goslar Kaiserring in 1983. In 1999 he was among those commissioned to participate in creating works of art for the rebuilt German Reichstag Building in Berlin. Uecker lives and works in Düsseldorf.