Gerhard Richter

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Gerhard Richter (German: [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 1,182,971 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gerhard Richter is the 123rd most popular painter (up from 147th in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Germany (up from 341st in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Painter.

Gerhard Richter is most famous for his abstract paintings.

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Among painters, Gerhard Richter ranks 123 out of 1,428Before him are Tamara de Lempicka, Bronzino, Alphonse Mucha, Vittore Carpaccio, Jean Fouquet, and Mark Rothko. After him are Man Ray, Arnold Böcklin, Sofonisba Anguissola, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, and Emil Nolde.

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Among people born in 1932, Gerhard Richter ranks 15Before him are Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, John Williams, Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, and Peter O'Toole. After him are Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, and Fernando Botero.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Richter ranks 260 out of 5,289Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), and Michael Haneke (1942). After him are Augustus III of Poland (1696), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Johannes Stark (1874), Georgius Agricola (1494), Katharina von Bora (1498), and Wilhelm Pieck (1876).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Gerhard Richter ranks 10Before him are Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Hans Memling (1435), and Franz Marc (1880). After him are Emil Nolde (1867), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), George Grosz (1893), and Hans Baldung (1484).