Since the 1960’s Gerhard Richter has produced a vast and complex body of work. His painting includes figurative as well as pure abstraction, emotional as well as formal. His figurative works often come from his own photographs of daily life. All the documentary sources of his work (newspaper clippings, photos, sketches…) are gathered in the encyclopedic work Atlas, constantly enriched and regularly exposed since 1972. He is considered by many art critics as one of the most important contemporary artists. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has received numerous prestigious awards. He participated in Documenta 7, 8, 9 et 10 and in the 36th, 40th, 47th, and 52nd Venice Biennales.