The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

February 9, 2017

February 9, 1932

Gerhard Richter (February 9, 1932) is a German painter. His mother is said to have been passionate about literature and music, and his father studied mathematics and physics. Richter refuses to be bound by any traditions, even ones he created, in his art. Thus we see a photorealism in this depiction from the 1960s:

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He would later find his color chart paintings widely acclaimed. You get a sense of the variety of his work here.

His art now sells for millions of dollars.

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