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Max Hetzler, Berlin
Düsseldorf Academy, Germany
Struth, a German artist, is one of Germany’s best-known contemporary photographers. Before photography, he studied painting under Peter Kleeman and Gerhard Richter. In 1978, he received a scholarship to work at New York’s P.S. 1.
His early work consist primarily of large-scale black and white street shots of cityscapes, including Japanese, American and European cities. His first solo show was at Chicago’s Renaissance Society in 1990. More recently, his work features highly-detailed and large-scale photographs which provide a “dizzying amount of information about the empty and populated street scenes, flowers, families, jungles, and visitors at the museums of churches he depicts.”
He has exhibited works at a number of prominent museums and galleries including Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim.
He was awarded the Spectrum Photography Prize in 1997.
Grosenic, Uta. Art Now: Vol 2. Los Angeles: Taschen, 2006.
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