Karl Horst Hödicke (* 1938) was born in Nuremberg, Germany. He is a contemporary German artist known for his neo-expressionist paintings. After moving to Berlin in 1957, Hödicke became one of the spokesmen for a small group of boisterous young critical minds who wanted to revolutionize painting. Along with Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorf, and A.R. Penck, Hödicke was a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionism and New Figuration. In 1978, he was one of the main protagonists and drivers of the Junge Wilde movement, which emerged in German-speaking countries in opposition to established minimal and conceptual strategies.