DAC Collection Artist Information
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 20 August 1931. Becher worked as a painter and decorator in Seigen, Germany from 1947 to 1950. From 1953 to 1956, Becher studied painting and lithography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Stuttgart, Germany. Becher studied typography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, from 1957 to 1961. In 1959 Becher began to work with Hilla Wobeser in Düsseldorf, Germany as freelance artistic and industrial photographers. In 1961 the Bechers married and began to develop a project of documentary photography of industrial constructions in the Netherlands. In 1974-1975 and 1977-1978, the Bechers photographed in Pennsylvania, United States. Since 1976, Bernd Becher has been a professor of photography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500027822.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.