Gerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden, and currently resides and works in Cologne. The German artist is best known for his meticulously rendered photo paintings, in contrast to his bold abstract paintings using a large squeegee instead of a paintbrush.


Richter is arguably the most famous painter today, and is one of the most important contemporary artists in general. He shifts from a photographic realism with a blurred effect, to pure abstraction, as no other artist has ever done before. His oeuvre is the result of an ongoing examination of painting as a medium an sich.


 With shows at the most renowned institutions across the globe, encompassing major retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, up to Tate Modern in London, Richter’s impressive career spanning across over half a century has been a certainty in today’s art world.


 But how did a boy from Dresden become one of the greatest artists in the world to wield a paintbrush? Welcome to the complete biography and disquisition of his oeuvre, a digital retrospective, and (written) film. Welcome to the story of Gerhard Richter.


You can learn more about Gerhard Richter here.