HAP Grieshaber | the artist




The artist HAP Grieshaber
Born Febr 15 1909, Rot, near Leutkirchen, Germany.
Died May 12 1981 Eningen unter Achalm.

Style and technique of the artist: Documenta Kassel, Painting, Printmakers,

"Helmut Andreas Paul Grieshaber"


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In 1965/66 the wood carver, printer and painter HAP Grieshaber (1909 – 1981) was inspired by the images of the Medieval Dance of Death in Basel to carve a version of his own in wood. Grieshaber kept close to his original in carving his woodcuts, but freed himself from the motifs as represented in the 15th Century:
“I take almost everything from the present day”.


HAP Grieshaber, der Holzschneider und Drucker, hat mit seinen Figurenkompositionen, Landschaften und Stilleben, besonders aber mit den großen Bilderzählungen wie "Affen und Alphabete" von 1962, "Osterritt" von 1964, "Totentanz von Basel" von 1966 und "Der Bauernkrieg im Taubergrund" von 1975 eine Popularität erlangt wie kein anderer deutscher Künstler in seiner Epoch…



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