Last Updated: 07 Feb, 2023 | Views: 363
Other Profession(s): Actor, Photographer
Famous For: German visual artist
Higher Education: Dresden Art Academy, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Gerhard Richter is a visual artist from Germany. Richter has created paintings that are both abstract and photorealistic, as well as photographs and glass objects. He is regarded as one of the most significant German artists working today, and some of his pieces have achieved auction-record values. After arriving in Dresden, Hildegard received training to become a bookstore and discovered a love for both music and literature. Horst Richter, Gerhard's father, studied physics and mathematics at Dresden's Technische Hochschule. They got hitched in 1931.
In 1942: He was inducted into the Deutsches Jungvolk during the war, but he wasn't old enough to join the Hitler Youth officially.
From 1957 to 1961: He took commissions for the state of East Germany when he was a master trainee at the academy.
In 1971: Richter served as a guest lecturer at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, where he taught.
In 1983: He lived and worked in Cologne after relocating from Düsseldorf.
In 1996: Richter moved into a studio that was created by the architect Thiess Marwede.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1998: Richter was awarded the Wexner Prize.
In 2000: He received the North Rhine-Westphalia State Prize for his accomplishments.
In 2012: His election to the American Philosophical Society was a major accomplishment
Richter is meticulous and organised. He appears to work in a routine and in a fairly pristine studio. Even his everyday meals of hummus, tomatoes, and yoghurt have not changed.
In a chronological compilation titled The Daily Practice of Painting: Writings and Interviews, 1962-1993, Richter collected his most significant writings, interviews, and viewpoints.