Dietmar Elger studied art history, history and literature at the University of Hamburg. In 1984/85, he was secretary in Gerhard Richter's studio, 1986-2006 curator for painting and sculpture at the Sprengel Museum Hanover. Elger organised numerous exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. He has headed the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Dresden State Art Collections since 2006. TASCHEN has published his books: Expressionism, 1999, and Dadaism, 2004.