Gerhard Richter is one of the world’s foremost artists. His work, developed over several decades, alternates between figurative and abstract approaches and intentionally defies stylistic categorization.
Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Germany and currently lives and works in Cologne. He studied art at the Kunstakademie Dresden and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He first began exhibiting in Düsseldorf in 1963. Retrospectives of the artists work have been on view at Düsseldorf’s Kunsthalle, Tate Gallery, London, Gallery of Ontario and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has participated in several international art shows, including the Venice Biennale (1972, 1980, 1984, 1997 and 2007), as well as Documenta V (1972), VII (1982), VIII (1987), IX (1992), and X (1997). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Praemium Imperiale, Tokyo, (1997); Wolf Prize, Jerusalem (1994-1995); the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Vienna (1985); and Arnold Bode Prize, Kassel, Germany (1981). The artist is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York