Thomas Struth
1954, Germany

Short biography
German photographer Thomas Struth wide-ranging work covers detailed cityscapes, jungles and family portraits. Along with Andreas Gursky, he is one of Germany's most noted modern-day photographers. Thomas trained at the Düsseldorf Academy from 1973 until 1980 where he initially studied painting under Peter Kleemann and Gerhard Richter before settling on Bernhard Becher's photography studio. He won a scholarship to work at P.S. 1 in New York for the year of 1978.

His early works largely consisted of black-and-white shots of streets in Japan, Europe and America. Skyscrapers were another favourite feature of his work, with many of his photographs attempting to show the relationship people have with their modern-day environment. Basing himself in the art capital of Germany - Düsseldorf, Struth's profile continued to rise in the 1990s, and in 1997 he was awarded the Spectrum International Photography Prize of Lower Saxony. Struth had his first solo exhibition in the U.S. at The Renaissance Society in Chicago in 1990. He had an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2003. More info at

Recent exhibitions
Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin, Marian Goodman Gallery New York, MADRE Museo d'Arte Donna Regina Napoli, Galerie Paul Andriesse Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MOCA Grand Avenue Los Angeles.

Top auction result
$ 1.049.000

Average auction results
$ 2.000 - $ 150.000

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