1932, Dresdenlives and works in Cologne

Biography

1932

born in Dresden, Germany, on 9th February

1948-1951

Apprenticeship as a stage-set painter

1951-1953

Works in advertising and as a stage-set painter until he is accepted to the Kunstakademie Dresden

1952-1956

Studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Dresden

1961-1964

  • Flees to West Germany
  • Studies at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Karl Otto Götz

1967

  • Guest lecturer at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
  • Junger Westen Kunstpreis, Recklinghausen

1971–1993

Professor at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1972

Represents the Federal Republic of Germany at the Venice Biennal with his series “48 Portraits”

1975-1995

Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

1978

Visiting professorship at the College of Art in Halifax, Canada

1981

Arnold Bode price, Kassel

1985

Oskar Kokoschka price

1988

Visiting professorship at the Städelschule in Frankfurt

1994/5

Wolf Preis, Wolf Foundation, Israel

1997

Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan

2005

Foundation of the Gerhard Richter Archive in Dresden

2007

Design of stained-glass windows for the south fassade of the Cologne Cathedral