Richter, Hans Theo

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Richter, Hans Theo


Born Aug. 7, 1902, in Rochlitz, Saxony; died Sept. 14, 1969, in Dresden. German graphic artist.

Richter studied in Dresden at the Academy of Vocational Art (Kunstgewerbeakademie) from 1919 to 1922 and at the Academy of Art from 1926 to 1931 with O. Dix. He began teaching at the Advanced School of Fine Art in Dresden in 1947.

Richter worked mainly with lithography. His works, including After Bathing (1954) and Mother and Child (1957), are characterized by their concise expressionism, subtle psychological insights, and lyrical qualities. Richter was awarded the National Prize of the German Democratic Republic in 1965.


Schmidt, W. Hans Theo Richter: Das graphische Werk. Dresden, 1974.
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