Gerhard Richter

The German painter Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932. He spent his childhood and youth in Waltersdorf in the Oberlausitz. He studied painting at the Dresden Art Academy from 1951 to 1956.
As early as 1966 he had made paintings based on colour charts. Although these paintings, like those based on photographs, were still dependent on an existing artefact, all that was left in them was the naked physical presence of colour as the essential material of all painting.
The extreme variety of Richter’s work left him open to criticism, but his rejection of an artificially maintained consistency of style was a conscious conceptual act that allowed him to investigate freely the basic principles of painting

Silent Vision: Images of Calm and Quiet
Works of modern and contemporary art dealing with the topic of calm and quiet
13 Jan 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Fondation Beyeler
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All
An exhibition spanning the entirety of Richter's prolific and innovative career.
04 Mar 2020 - 05 Jul 2020
The Met Breuer
Gerhard Richter
An exhibition of new work by Gerhard Richter.
28 Feb 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
Marian Goodman New York
Sleepless, The Bed in History of Contemporary Art
An item usually associated with sleep, the bed has accompanied us throughout human history. As an object,...
30 Jan 2015 - 07 Jun 2015
Gerhard Richter for the new Mariane Goodman Gallery in London
Marian Goodman Gallery presents an exhibition of new and recent works by Gerhard Richter that will inaugurate...
14 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
The Show is Over
Gagosian Gallery presents The Show is Over, an exhibition about abstraction and the end of painting,...
15 Oct 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Gagosian London
Aspects of German Art (Part One)
Aspects of German Art (Part One) is a comprehensive survey of German post-war and contemporary art,...
15 Sep 2015 - 24 Oct 2015
Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Dont’ Shoot The Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection.
New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS...
17 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
GAM Milano
Aspects of German Art (Part One) – Revisited
The gallery Ben Brown Fine Arts has undergone renovations and moved one door down on the floor in the...
02 Dec 2015 - 04 Feb 2016
Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Out of Order – Works from the Helga de Alvear Collection
The Helga de Alvear Collection is currently one of Europe’s most important contemporary art exhibitions,...
25 Jun 2016 - 26 Sep 2016
The Long Run
“The Long Run” brings together works that exemplify an artist’s distinct evolution. For...
07 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2018
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
The Moment is Eternity – Works from the Olbricht Collection
The Moment is Eternity features selected works, around 300 by 60 different artists, from the Olbricht...
26 Sep 2018 - 01 Apr 2019
The World on Paper
The World on Paper is the opening collective exhibition of PalaisPopulaire, which features works...
27 Sep 2018 - 07 Jan 2019
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