Gerhard Richter

long - term view

<p>Gerhard Richter, installation view, Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. © Richard Barnes</p>

Gerhard Richter, installation view, Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. © Richard Barnes



Artist Biography

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932. He studied at the art academy in Dresden between 1951 and 1956 and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1961 to 1963, becoming a professor there in 1971. Since his first solo show at Galerie René Block in Berlin in 1964, Richter has exhibited in many international venues, including Documentas 5 (1972), 7 (1982), 8 (1987), 9 (1992), and 10 (1997). In 1998, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, co-organized Richter's first North American retrospective. During its 1995–96 season, Dia exhibited Atlas, Richter's ongoing encyclopedic work composed of photographs, reproductions, and illustrations; during Dia's 2002–03 season, Richter presented, with Jorge Pardo, "Refraction," an exhibition in Project, Pardo's redesign of Dia's bookshop, lobby, and first-floor exhibition gallery in Chelsea. In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a major retrospective of Richter's paintings, which traveled throughout the United States.

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