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Born in 1932, in Dresden (Germany)
Initially working in the academic tradition taught at Dresden Art Academy (in East Germany at that time), Gerhard Richter took up photography in the early 1960s, continuing on from the "capitalist realism" of his early works, reflecting upon painting and the purpose of art.
Godfrey, Mark ; Serota, Nicholas ; Brill, Dorothée... [et al.]. Gerhard Richter : panorama : [exhibition, Tate Modern, London, 6 October 2011-8 January 2012 ; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 12 February-13 May 2012 ; Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, 6 June-24 September 2012]. London : Tate publishing, 2011.
Elger, Dietmar ; Jouannic, Caroline. Gerhard Richter. Paris : Hazan, 2010.
Elger, Dietmar ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Gerhard Richter : text : writings, interviews and letters, 1961-2007. London : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Pagé, Suzanne ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Gerhard Richter : war cut. Köln : König ; Paris : Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 2004.
Gerhard Richter : [exhibition, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, from September 23 to November 21, 1993 ; Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn, from December 10, 1993 to February 13, 1994 ; Moderna Museet in Stockholm, from March 12 to May 8, 1994 ; Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, from June 8 to August 22, 1994]. Bonn : Kunst und Ausstellungshalle des Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1993.
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