John Von Wicht
(1888 - 1970)
John G.F. Von Wicht was active/lived in New York / Germany. John Von Wicht is known for non objective, mural, graphics, mosaics.
Biography John Von Wicht
A painter of abstraction expression, muralist, mosaic and stained glass artist and printmaker, John Von Wicht was born in Germany and in 1923, immigrated to New York City where he was based during most of his career.
In Darmstadt, he attended the Bauhaus School and in Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied in a private school of the Grand Duke of Hesse in 1908. During World War I, serving in the German army, he was wounded, which left him partially paralyzed.
In New York City in the 1930s, John Von Wicht was a WPA (Federal Arts Project) artist for radion station WNYC and worked with Stuart Davis, Byron Browne and Louis Schanker. His murals, mosaics and stained glass are in many cities including the Federal Court Hou
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