Daniel Richter (artist)

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Daniel Richter
Born (1962-12-18) December 18, 1962 (age 60)
Alma materHochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Known forpainting, sculpture
SpouseHanna Putz (2020)

Daniel Richter (born 1962)[1] is a German artist.[2] He is based in Berlin, and was previously active in Hamburg.[3][4] He is known for large-scale oil paintings.

Life and work[edit]

Daniel Richter was born in 1962 in Eutin, West Germany.[5][6] Richter attended Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg[7] from 1991 to 1995.[citation needed] Between 1992 and 1996 he studied with Werner Büttner, one of the protagonists, along with Martin Kippenberger, of the revival of expressive trends in painting during the 1980s, and worked as assistant to Albert Oehlen.[8][6]

Between 2004 and 2006 he served as Professor for Painting at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.[9] Since 2006, he has been Professor of Fine Arts at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna.[10]

Richter's early work was abstract and colorful, described as, "psychedelic – somewhere between graffiti and intricate ornamentation".[11] Since 2002, he has painted large-scale scenes filled with figures, often inspired by reproductions from newspapers or history books.[12]

He was previously married to theatre director Angela Richter, together they have a son.[13] In 2019, he founded the publishing Company PAMPAM Publishing with his current wife, Viennese photographer Hanna Putz.[3]

Stage design[edit]

Working for the Salzburg Festival, Richter created the stage design for two stages: for Bluebeard's Castle (2008) and for Lulu (2010). In 2010, Richter designed a series of stage sets for the Salzburg Opera's production of Lulu in conjunction with his solo museum exhibition at the Rupertinum Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg, Austria.


  • 1998 Otto-Dix-Award, Gera
  • 2001 Award for Young Art, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • 2002 Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Kunstpreis Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany


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  2. ^ "Daniel Richter". The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Archived from the original on 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  3. ^ a b "Hanna Putz und Daniel Richter: Das Künstlerpaar im VOGUE-Gespräch". Vogue Germany (in German). Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  4. ^ "Daniel Richter". The Slade School of Fine Art. 27 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  5. ^ "Daniel Richter". National Gallery of Canada. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  6. ^ a b "Daniel Richter". Ocula.com. 2021-02-08. Archived from the original on 2020-01-12. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  7. ^ "D.P. II, 2007-08". Denver Art Museum. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  8. ^ Daniel Richter Archived 2019-05-15 at the Wayback Machine Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg.
  9. ^ Carter, Felicity. "Artist Daniel Richter Comes To London For His Exhibition Inspired By Post-Punk". Forbes.
  10. ^ "Univ.-Prof. Daniel Richter". Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.
  11. ^ Kaiser, Phillip (2006). "Daniel Richter". kunstmuseumbasel.ch. Archived from the original on 2021-02-14. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  12. ^ "Daniel Richter". Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  13. ^ ""Flimm ist Hermès" - DER SPIEGEL 8/2010". www.spiegel.de. Retrieved 2021-02-08.

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