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Introduction
Born 20 August 1931. Becher worked as a painter and decorator in Seigen, Germany from 1947 to 1950. From 1953 to 1956, Becher studied painting and lithography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Stuttgart, Germany. Becher studied typography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, from 1957 to 1961. In 1959 Becher began to work with Hilla Wobeser in Düsseldorf, Germany as freelance artistic and industrial photographers. In 1961 the Bechers married and began to develop a project of documentary photography of industrial constructions in the Netherlands. In 1974-1975 and 1977-1978, the Bechers photographed in Pennsylvania, United States. Since 1976, Bernd Becher has been a professor of photography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.
Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Architect, Teacher, Typographer, Lithographer, Painter, Photographer
Names
Bernd Becher, Bernhard Becher
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500027822
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