Thomas Schütte

Born 1954
Hometown Oldenburg, Germany
Lives and Works Düsseldorf, Germany
Education
Düsseldorf Kunstakademiee, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1981

Thomas Schütte Gallery Art

Frith Street Gallery, London, England
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Skarstedt Gallery, New York, Ny and London, England

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
DIA Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Washington, DC
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Musèe de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Musèe de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Tate Modern, London, England

For several decades, Thomas Schütte (b. Oldenburg, Germany 1954) has produced watercolor sketches of friends and acquaintances as well as numerous self-portraits. These works were often created in sequence, approaching the same subject numerous times as a means of engaging with the changing nature of the sitter. Each new approach captures a particular emotional state or specific moment in time.

Schütte’s recent solo exhibitions include presentations at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2012); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2012); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010); and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009). Schütte has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Düsseldorf Prize in 2010 and the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2005.

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