(1902 - 1975)
Hans Bellmer was active/lived in France, Poland. Hans Bellmer is known for surrealist, figurative, erotic painting, printmaking, photography.
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Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
He was born in Kattowitz, now Katowice, Poland, in 1902. After finishing the examinations qualifying for university admittance, he nevertheless worked in a steel factory and a coal mine. In 1922/23 he exhibited some artwork in Poland.
He went on to study engineering at Berlin Polytechnic, where he met John Heartfield, Rudolf Schlichter and George Grosz. In 1924, Bellmer dropped out of engineering, worked as a book printer and then as an illustrator for Malik Verlag. He also took his first trip to Paris.
After his marriage in 1927, Hans Bellmer worked as a commercial artist, attended lectures at the Bauhaus in the early 1930s and traveled to Italy and Tunisia.
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