Andreas Gursky

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Birthday
15, 1955
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany

About

Visual artist best known for his architectural and landscape photographs. He was also known for his preference in using a high point of view.

Before Fame

He studied photography at Germany's Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1981 until 1987 with the famed Hilla and Bernd Becher.

Trivia

His print "Rhein II" sold for an astounding $4,338,500 at a 2011 auction.

Family Life

He was born in Leipzig, Germany, and his family raised him in Düsseldorf. His father and grandfather were commercial photographers.

Associated With

He was inspired by Trance music artist Armin Van Buuren.