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Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack was born in 1893 and died 1968. He belonged to the most innovative artists of the Bauhaus. He was involved in graphic-editions as an assistant of the print shop of the Weimar Art School. A colour seminar of him in 1922/23 established itself as a highly important and respected discussion round.

In many paintings and print graphics he worked with the design approaches of Johannes Ittens and Paul Klees. The deep love of humans, nature and cosmos are very important to Hirschfeld-Mack. His works reflect the search after a new relationship between individuals and associations, just like they are manifested in the idea of the Bauhaus.

After Hitlers takeover, a Jewish son of a leather factory craftsman had to leave Germany and emigrated to Australia. Here he became one of the most popular art pedagogics of the country. The works of Hirschfeld-Macks haven't really been appreciated until now.