Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932 and was educated at Dresden Art Academy, and following his departure from the Communist East Germany, at Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Richter had his first solo exhibition in 1964 in Düsseldorf, Munich, and Berlin; by the early 1970s, Richter exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and was first included in the Venice Biennale in 1974. He has received numerous artistic awards and recognitions, such as the Golden Lion at the 47th Venice Biennale and the Praemium Imperiale, both in 1997. He has had major exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2002), K20 Museum in Dusseldorf (2005), and more familiarly in 2005, with an exhibition that toured Kanazawa 21st Century Museum and Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art. He was recently the subject of a large traveling retrospective that traveled from Tate Modern, London, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and Centre National d’Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris.

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