Gerhard Richter

1932 - Today

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Gerhard Richter (German: [ˈɡeːɐ̯haʁt ˈʁɪçtɐ]; born 9 February 1932) is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Richter has received more than 1,517,934 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gerhard Richter is the 202nd most popular painter (down from 169th in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 426th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Painter.

Gerhard Richter is most famous for his abstract paintings.

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Over the past year Gerhard Richter has had the most page views in the with 285,558 views, followed by English (137,632), and Russian (51,626). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (89.12%), Georgian (50.94%), and Greek (49.80%)


Among painters, Gerhard Richter ranks 202 out of 2,023Before him are Pietro da Cortona, Henry Fuseli, Zdzisław Beksiński, Pisanello, Quentin Matsys, and Francesco Guardi. After him are Raoul Dufy, Aristide Maillol, Joaquín Sorolla, John William Waterhouse, Alexandre Cabanel, and John Everett Millais.

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Among people born in 1932, Gerhard Richter ranks 29Before him are Roh Tae-woo, Glenn Gould, Anthony Perkins, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Carlos Saura, and Camilo Cienfuegos. After him are Houari Boumédiène, Ellen Burstyn, Melvin Schwartz, Michel Legrand, Sirikit, and Adolfo Suárez.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Richter ranks 532 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick Trump (1869), Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Paul Breitner (1951), Dieter Bohlen (1954), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Theodor Morell (1886), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), and Jochen Rindt (1942).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Gerhard Richter ranks 17Before him are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Emil Nolde (1867), Otto Dix (1891), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Hans Baldung (1484), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515). After him are George Grosz (1893), August Macke (1887), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Max Liebermann (1847), Gabriele Münter (1877), and Max Beckmann (1884).