Introduction
Gerhard Richter (German: [ˈʁɪçtɐ]; born 9 February 1932) is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces. He is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary German artists and several of his works have set record prices at auction.
Wikidata
Q164351
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Introduction
Richter studied painting at the fine arts academy in Dresden 1951-1956. He fled East Germany in 1961, settling in Düsseldorf, and continuing his studies at the fine arts academy there. Here he met Sigmar Polke, Konrad Lueg, and Blinky Palermo, and co-founded the Capitalist Realist group in 1963 with Polke, Lueg, and Manfred Kuttner. At this time he began using photographs, both found and created, as source material for his paintings, which he has continued to do throughout his career, in tandem with more abstract and conceptual works.
Nationalities
German, West German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter
Names
Gerhard Richter, Gerd Richter, Geruharuto Rihitā, Gehede Lixite
Ulan
500003003
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