(1877 - 1962)
Hermann Hesse was active/lived in Germany. Hermann Hesse is known for painting.
Biography Hermann Hesse
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The poet and painter Hermann Hesse, who became famous for his literary work, moved from Bern to Ticino in spring 1919 and moved to the village of Montagnola near Lugano. In this part of his life he was fascinated by painting as well as by his literary activity. He held close contact with the painters Louis Moilliet, Jean Lurçat and Cuno Amiet and presented his works in Davos, Basel and Lugano. He concentrated on the watercolor technique by means of which he captured colorful seascapes, villages, forests, mountains and valleys of his Ticino home on paper until the 1930s. These delicate and mostly small-scale works are characterized by naive views with contours often highlighted by feather or charcoal.
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