Walter H Nessler
(1912 - 2001)
Walter H Nessler was active/lived in United Kingdom, Germany. Walter Nessler is known for painting.
Biography Walter H Nessler
Born in Leipzig, Germany, Nessler began his artistic career at the
Castelli Italian School of Art, Dresden. Despite not being Jewish, he
strongly opposed National Socialism, and eventually moved to London in
1937, joining the British army shortly thereafter. After the war, he
studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art and travelled to Paris,
meeting the likes of Cocteau, Sartre, Picasso, Giacometti and Matisse.
French modernism, particularly Cubism, exerted a strong influence on his
subsequent work. The bright colours and geometric planes used to depict
the landscape surrounding Jersey, the subject of numerous works in the
early 1950s, reveals the artist's optimistic post-war outlook. Nessler
first exhibited his work
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