Born in 1955 in Leipzig, Germany, Andreas Gursky is a professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and a renowned German photographer. Hailing from a family of commercial photographers, he graduated in the late 1980s from the famous Düsseldorf School. Gursky went on to become a great influence in the world of contemporary photography.
Andreas is best known for his large-format, digitally manipulated landscape and architecture color photographs. His photos call attention to the hustles & bustles of modern life and consumer culture.
His photography works are some of the most prized in the art world, with his best-selling masterpiece so far, Rhein II, fetching a whopping $4,338,500 back in 2011.