German Art Academies – Infographic
In our series about art big data, we try to sketch relations and trends in art. We started our series with the following topic: Which academy or school of art produces the most successful artists? We were interested mainly in how many German artists are among the top 1.000 worldwide. Where have these artists studied and with what kind of medium they became successful? The most successful academy of Germany by far is the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with 38 artists in the top 1.000 worldwide.
The global art export champion Germany
German artists are internationally in vogue. The german landscape of art schools produces 148 artist among the top 1.000 worldwide. Among the top 20 there are 6 German artists, namely Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Georg Baselitz and Rosemarie Trockel. (unter die top 20 künstler kommen gleich 6 dt. künstler)
Studied in Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf. Thus reads the CV of the currently highest valued artists in Germany. With its graduates Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke and Thomas Ruff the Kunstakademie Düseldorf founded in 1773 holds currently the fourth position of the top 3 places in the international ranking of ArtFacts. The Kunstakademie Düsseldorf will do justice to its reputation to be the best German Art Academy, again and again. It has succeeded in to atract attention in making new trends in the formats painting, photography and installation. The Düsseldorf School of Photography (Gursky, Höfer …) is a term of a brand name character linking the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf to significant milestones in art history. The artworks of professors and graduates achieve record prices in the art markets.