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Gretel Haas-Gerber

 (1903 - 1998)
Gretel Haas-Gerber was active/lived in Germany.  Gretel HaasGerber is known for painting.

Gretel Haas-Gerber

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Gretel Haas-Gerber was born in Offenburg, where she received her early artistic training from Adolf Mangold, between 1920 and 1923.  She was then able to attend the Badische Landeskunstschule in Karlsruhe as one of the first accepted women, until she moved to Munich in 1925, where she studied at the Academy under Max Dörner and Hugo von Habermann.

Gretel Haas-Gerber’s early works are deeply inspired by her great idol Karl Hofer and may be classified between ‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Expressive Realism’.  Between 1933 and 1948, Gretel Haas-Gerber was ostracized under the National Socialists, so that her career was abandoned until the 1950s, when she began her second creative period.  In 1969 she even started a second artistic education at the Academy in Düsseldorf, where she became a master student of Karl Otto Götz.

Contrary to the then current artistic tendencies towards abstraction, Gretel Haas-Gerber’s late works maintained her realistic style that she often used for social and political themes.  Her works are preserved, for instance, at the Städtische Kunstsammlung Offenburg, the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf and the Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg. (cbo)

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Self Portrait in front of a neighbouring house

About  Gretel Haas-Gerber

Born:  1903 - Offenburg/Baden
Died:   1998 - Offenburg /Baden
Known for:  painting