The Kunstkompass is an annual ranking of the world’s most famous artists. According to the Kunstkompass 2018, the following four German artists are amongst the current top ten most famous contemporary artists worldwide.
Gerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden. The painter, sculptor
Georg Baselitz was born in 1938 in Kamenz. The painter, graphic artist and sculptor
Rosemarie Trockel was born in 1952 in Schwerte and is a Conceptual artist from Germany. She studied at Kölner Werkschulen with Werner Schriefers as her teacher. Her artwork especially gained much positive attention in the US. One of her main concepts as an artist is the woman as a topic of art. Rosemarie Trockel is also a lecturer at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945 in Donaueschingen. He is considered one of the most famous and successful German artists after World War II. His art is influenced by German history (especially the time during World War II) as well as mysticism and literature.