Gockel, Alfred “Alex”

Alfred Gockel Artist Alfred Alexander Gockel (he goes by “Alex” but his given name is Alfred) was born in the coal mining town near Münster, Germany in 1952. Gockel's first work was published when he was only 8 years old. He planned to become an engineer but at the age of 16 Gockel began to work in the German coal mines at 700 meters deep.  When the mining industry experienced a downturn, many of the town's inhabitants were left without jobs. The struggle Gockel felt at this time continues to affect his artwork today. Gockel’s experience in the coal mines is a major reason why he uses self-prepared tar in his own acrylics.“I like to touch the viewer's soul with my vibrant colors,” ...


A New Day I

A New Day I 236343 Gockel, Alfred A New Day I 1997 27 1/2'' x 19 5/8'' Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

A Summer Dream

A Summer Dream Gockel Alfred A Summer Dream 2014 11 3/4" x 11 7/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. Hand-signed in pigment lower right by the artist. A unique work.

Afternoon Jam Session

Afternoon Jam Session Gockel Alfred Afternoon Jam Session 2013 15 x 21" Seriolithograph in color on archival paper. Signed in the plate."

American Vet

American Vet 143510 Gockel, Alfred American Vet 2004 12" x 23 7/8" Giclee in color on canvas. Signed lower right and numbered. From the numbered edition of 240 (45 European artist's proofs, 45 artist's proofs, 45 hors commerce proofs, 10 printer's proofs, and 3 bon a tirer proofs also exist).

Angel of Love

Angel of Love Gockel Alfred Angel of Love 2011 26" x 21" Sculpture in purple and clear crackle acrylic. Inscribed signature and annotation on the base lower right. From the artist's proof edition (45 numbered proofs also exist).

Apricot Petals

Apricot Petals Gockel Alfred Apricot Petals 1993 15 7/8" x 15 3/4" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Around Midnight

Around Midnight 149934 Gockel, Alfred Around Midnight 2004 38'' x 28 1/4'' Giclee in color on canvas. Signed lower right and numbered. From the bon a tirer edition of 3 (240 numbered proofs, 45 European artist's proofs, 45 artist's proofs, 45 hors commerce proofs and 10 printer's proof impressions also exist).

Baile de Media Noche

Baile de Media Noche Gockel Alfred Baile de Media Noche 2011 39 1/4" x 27 5/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.

Balance I

Balance I 236373 Gockel, Alfred Balance I 1995 27 1/2'' x 19 1/2'' Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment lower right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.


Beauty Gockel Alfred Beauty 1997 23 5/8" x 23 5/8" Acrylic painting on canvas. Signed in pigment center right. A unique work. From the collection of the artist.


Scott Jacobs Visits Alex Gockel’s Studio in Germany [Video]

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Alfred Gockel Named 2011 Official Artist of Top 10 Jazz Festival

Now in its 13th year, the ResortQuest Seabreeze Jazz Festival has named Alfred Gockel as their 2011 Official Artist.

Alfred Gockel: Intention and Discovery

Like a gifted musician, Alfred Gockel approaches his canvas.

Park West Gallery Launches New Alex Gockel Website

Park West Gallery continues its 40 year tradition of connecting people with artists and fine art by inviting you to visit our new web site for artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel.

6th Annual Big Band Bash Raises $12,000 for Charity

Park West Gallery and the Park West Foundation supported one of America’s greatest art forms during the 6th Annual Big Band Bash gala on February 12 at Amelia Island, Florida. The jazz fundraiser collected $12,000 during its silent and live auctions. Proceeds generated from the auctions and ticket sales will go to the Amelia Island […]

6th Annual Big Band Bash Promises Vibrant Art and Music

What do you get when you cross good food, live music, dancing and Park West Gallery art? One of the best Valentine’s Day dates ever. The 6th Annual Big Band Bash benefit gala is taking place Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. Park West Gallery […]

10 Reasons Art Lovers Collect Art

When it comes to collecting, there are a wide range of factors that motivate the collector. Many collectors seek to accumulate possessions no one else has while other collectors collect to further embrace a hobby they already love. For art collectors, both of these reasons are true, but there are several specific reasons are lovers choose […]

The Olympic artists of Park West Gallery

When art and sport come together, awe-inspiring imagery and experiences are born. There is no better example of this than when world-class artists are chosen to create artwork for the Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, we invite you to discover which artists with Park West Gallery have stepped […]

Park West artists raise more than $13,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation aboard NCL Pearl

Park West Gallery artists loaned their extraordinary talents to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line. On numerous occasions, Park West artists enjoy using their artistic talents to benefit non-profit organizations, and happily did so during a cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pearl from July 12-19 to Alaska. […]

Park West artists aboard Ruby Princess raise $12,000 for seafarers

While aboard the Ruby Princess, Park West artists and auctioneers raised their brushes to help raise funds for seafarers and their families. Princess Cruises joined the International Maritime Organization in taking part in celebrating the fifth annual Day of the Seafarer. The campaign brings awareness to and thanks the 1.5 million maritime workers around the […]


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