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Andreas Gursky is said to be one of the most renowned photographic artists of the contemporary. The son of an advertising photographer was born in Leipzig in 1955; Bernd and Hilla Becher trained him at Staatliche Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. Andreas Gursky is one of the most famous representatives of the art academy in Dusseldorf, especially of the Becher school of which Candida Höfer and Thomas Ruff were also a member. Today, he is lecturer for free art at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

  • Born: 15 January 1955
  • Place of birth: Leipzig, Saxony
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Teacher: Bernd Becher
  • Presentation: Photography
  • Similar artists: Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Thomas Demand
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • School: Dusseldorf school / Becher school