Gerhard Richter

Year and place of birth: 1932, Dresden, Germany Location: Cologne, Germany

Gerhard Richter is considered one of the most important artists after WWII. His oeuvre is unique and cannot be classified. In the catalogue compiled by the artist himself, Richter divides his body of work into two major groups: abstract paintings and paintings based either on his own photographs or photographs he discovered produced by others. Around the end of the 60s, Richter began to reproduce paintings based upon both black and white and colour photographs. Later his work became more lyrical and abstract in shades of grey or mixed colours, where he applied the paint in a variety of ways.

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