Alfred Schmela was born on November 23, 1918 in Dinslaken.
He died on July 20, 1980 in Düsseldorf.
Schmela was a German gallery owner. In 1978 he was made honorary member of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts.
From 1964 Richter executed numerous commissioned works after passport photographs or family pictures. The portraits of Alfred Schmela are the first works of this kind.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
This artwork was shown in the following exhibitions:
This artwork is included in the following publications:
Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter. Maler gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre...
|Gerhard Richter. Maler||Elger, Dietmar||2002|
|Gerhard Richter, 18. Oktober 1977. Eine Kunst-Monographie||Hemken, Kai-Uwe||1998|
|Zu Richters Oktober-Bildern||Butin, Hubertus||1991|
|Gerhard Richter||Rainbird, Sean / Severne, Judith||1991|
|Gerhard Richter. Bilder = Paintings 1962 - 1985||Harten, Jürgen / Hering, Karl-Heinz / Honisch, Dieter / Loock, Ulrich / Ronte, Dieter / Elger, Dietmar||1986|
|Gerhard Richter. 36. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione tedesco = 36. Biennale in Venedig, Deutscher Pavilion = 36. Biennale in Venice, German Pavilion||Honisch, Dieter / Helms, Dietrich / Honnef, Klaus / Ohff, Heinz / Dienst, Rolf Gunther / Schön, Rolf / Polke, Sigmar||1972|