Axel Hütte's Biography
Axel Hütte is a German photographer known for his work in the Becher school of photography. He was born in 1951 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied at the Folkwangschule in Essen, Germany, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, where he became an assistant professor in 1981. His early works are characterized by an interest in the industrial landscape and architecture of the Ruhr Valley. Hütte's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Hütte's works are part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.