Gerd Winner studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and was a master of Werner Volkert. Since then he has lived as a painter and graphic artist in Berlin, Braunschweig and London and since 1975 he has been professor of painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Gerd Winner has won numerous national and international awards for his artistic achievement. His works are exhibited in international museums and galleries.
Winner, through his artistic approaches to urban culture and urban structures has become known for his large-scale works in public spaces and he has championed the art of screen printing. His collaboration with Chris Prater at the Kelpra Studio in London culminated in works such as ‘London Docks’, ‘Roadmarks’ and ‘New York Times Square’.