Dresden 1932 - lives in Cologne
Gerard Richter has arguably given contemporary art more points of departure than any other artist of the 20th century. Since the 1960s he has demonstrated a sheer limitless creative power, time and again producing completely new and seemingly contradicting bodies of work which each in itself would merit a life-time pursuit. His oeuvre is unrivalled today. He participated in the documenta in Kassel six times, received the Goslar Award for Modern Art (Kaiserring) and the Praemium Imperiale. In1997 he received the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale.