Thomas Ruff was born in 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany. The university colleague of Andreas Gursky studied photography in the 1970’s at the Stattlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Bernd Belcher, and also acted there as a teacher from 2000 until 2006. His work is regularly shown in galleries and museums across the world and is included in many private and public collections.
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