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Hannes Beckmann

 (1909 - 1976/77)
Hannes Beckmann was active/lived in New York, New Hampshire / Germany, Czech Republic.  Hannes Beckmann is known for painting-non objective and op art imagery, teaching.

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Hannes Beckmann

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Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Hannes Beckmann studied at the Bauhuas, Dessau in 1928 with Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers  1932, he went to Vienna and studied photography for two years.

From 1938 to 1944, he was in Prague where he was director of a photographic studio, and from 1944 until the end of the war, he was interred in a concentration camp.

In 1948, he came to the United States where he settled in New York and was head of the Photographic Department at the Guggenheim Museum.  After 1952, he taught Color and Design at the Cooper Union Art School in New York.


Source:
Perry Rathbone (Intro), American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



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About  Hannes Beckmann

Born:  1909 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died:   1976/77
Known for:  painting-non objective and op art imagery, teaching