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ID: 500037064
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500037064

 
Record Type: Person
Struth, Thomas (German photographer, born 1954)

Note: In 1976, Struth studied with the photographer Bernd Becher at the Fine Arts Academy, Düsseldorf. In 1976, Struth began working on the series "The Architecture of Streets" and "The Panorama of the City", which documents urban planning patterns in Düsseldorf, and Berlin, West Germany, Paris, France and New York City, New York, United States. In 1977, Struth documented working districts in East London, England, United Kingdom in his series "Tower Hamlets". From 1979 to 1982, Struth produced "Rhine Port Düsseldorf", a documentary of the industrial area of Düsseldorf previous to its sanitation and partial demolition. From 1979 to 1981, Struth photographed "Beaugrenelle", a modern housing complex in Paris, France. Struth photographed the streets of small towns in Oberfranken, West Germany, in 1983. His objective portraits influenced by the work of his teachers, Bernd and Hilla Becher. His most famous recent works are his "Museum Photographs," which are studies of the relationship among works of art, their viewers, and institutional spaces.

Names:
Struth, Thomas (preferred,V,index,LC)
Thomas Struth (V,display)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
architect

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Geldern (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   from 1976  Dusseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Becher, Bernd  
..................  (German photographer, 1931-2007) [500027822]
student of ....  Becher, Bernd and Hilla  
..................  (German photographers' partnership, established 1959) [500041221]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Struth, Thomas (I)

Biographies:
(German photographer, born 1954) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British(?) architectural photographer) ..... [AVERY]
(German photographer; born Geldern (West Germany, now Germany), 1954) ..... [CCA]
(German artist, born 1954) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(German architect, born 1954) ..... [AVERY]
(German photographer) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, born 1954) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(German artist, born 1954) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Struth, Thomas ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 88075589
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
..............................  Sprengel Museum Hannover, Spectrum (1999)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Thomas Struth ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Artscribe 68 (1988)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n88075589
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n88075589
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Sprengel Museum Hannover, Spectrum (1999)
....................  Struth, Photographs (1990)
....................  Struth, Strangers and Friends (1994)
....................  Struth, Thomas. Unbewuáte Orte/Unconscious Places. Lippe: Landschaftsverband Westfalen, 1987. 92
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Struth, Photographs (1990)
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