Gerhard Richter (1932) One of the most famous artists to emerge from post-war Germany, Gerhard Richter is known for his prolific, varied, and widely influential painting practice. He has explored the intersection of photography and painting, making figurative canvases based on found images and abstractions that incorporate visual effects of photography. Richter often works at a monumental scale and has made glass panels and stained glass windows. Layering and erasure are often critical to his practice. The artist studied at the Kunstakademie in Dresden and the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He has exhibited extensively across the world, at institutions such as the Museum Barberini, the Serpentine Galleries, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Tate Modern, among others. His work has sold for tens of millions of dollars on the secondary market.