Biography Gerhard Richter
born in Dresden, February 9. Grows up in Reichenau and
leaves school after 10th grade with a certificate of graduation
from the business school in Zittau.
apprenticeship as an advertising painter.
stage-set painter in the Stadttheater in Zittau, applies to the
Dresden Art Academy, but is rejected, begins a job painting
at the DEWAG in Zittau.
accepted at the Dresden Art Academy.
main study in the mural painting class with Prof. Heinz Lohma.
recieves diploma with the mural at the Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden, becomes a master student and is given
a studio at the Dresden Art Academy for three years.
visits the documenta 2 exhibition in Kassel.
escape from East Germany, study at the Art Academy in
Düsseldorf with K.O. Götz
friendship with Konrad Lueg (= Konrad Fischer) and Sigmar Polke
finishes his study, first solo shows in the galleries Friedrich &
Dahlem, Munich and Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf.
visiting professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste,
Hamburg, is awarded the art price "Junger Westen" by the
German city of Recklinghausen.
Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo travel to New York.
professor at Dusseldorf Art Academy.
visiting professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax.
is awarded the Arnold Bode Prize in Kassel.
moves to Cologne.
is awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in Vienna.
guest professor at the Städelschule, Frankfurt/Main, is awarded
the Kaiserring of the city of Goslar
ends of teaching at the Duesseldorf Art Academy
receives the Wolf Prize in Arts, Jerusalem.
moves to a new studio in the outskirts of Cologne.
is awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, receives the
Praemium Imperiale Price, Tokyo.
receives the Wexner Prize, Columbus, OH.
receives the Staatspreis of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
honorary doctorate from the University Leuven
opening of three rooms with art works by Gerhard Richter in the
granting of the honorary citizenship of the city of Cologne,
dedication of the south transept window designed by Gerhard
Richter in the cathedral of Cologne.
reopening of the Albertinum with two rooms with works by
retrospective "Panorama" at the Tate Modern, London
exhibition "Atlas" at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
retrospective "Panorama" at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin and at the Musée National d'art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Gerhard Richter lives and works in Cologne.