This is pure poetry
Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Saxony, and grew up in Reichenau, Lower Silesia, and in Waltersdorf (Zittauer Gebirge) in the Upper Lusatian countryside. He left school after tenth grade and apprenticed as an advertising and stage-set painter, before studying at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. In 1950 his application for a place at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (Dresden University of Visual Arts) was rejected. He finally began his studies at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1951. His teachers were Karl von Appen, Ulrich Lohmar and Will Grohmann.
- Top 10 – Gerhard Richter (peterbright.info)