Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hans Hartung (21 September 1904 - 8 December 1989) was a German-French painter, known for his gestural abstract style. He was also a decorated World War II veteran of the French Foreign Legion. Hartung was born in Leipzig, Germany into an artistic family. He studied painters like Corinth and Nolde and also learned the basis of cubism and French painting. Studying both in Leipzig and Dresden, he reproduced the paintings of the masters, he then entered the Fine Arts academies of Dresden and Munich. To prevent succumbing to provincialism, he decided in 1926 that he would leave his native country. Consequently, after a bicycle trip through Italy, he moved to Paris. He lived with Anna-Eva Bergmann and established himself in the French towns of Leucate, and then in the Spanish Balearic Islands specifically Minorca successively. He spent much time fishing. His first exhibition was held in 1931 in Dresden. His last bonds with Germany were broken when his father died in 1932. He was rejected from Nazi Germany on account of being a 'degenerate', because his painting style was associated with cubism - an art movement incompatible with Nazi Germany's ideals.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135992155
  • 9786135992151