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Hermann Scherer | the artist






The artist Hermann Scherer
Born 8 Febr 1893, Basel, Switzerland.
Died 13 May 1927, , Switzerland.
Style and technique of the artist: Painting, red-blue group, Sculpture Objects, Expressionism, Printmakers,


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The sculptor, painter and woodcutter Hermann Scherer was born in Rümmingen in the Black Forest in 1893. After he had finished school he began a stone mason training in Basel. At the age of 21 he became a student of the Swiss sculptor Otto Roos and was the assistant of Carl Burckhardt from 1918 to 1921. His first academically coined classicist sculptures, which make for the main part of his early oeuvre, originate from those days...

This sculpture of a mother and child was carved by Swiss artist Hermann Scherer in 1926. From the colors the artist chose for his subjects to the unusual position of the figures, this work challenges the viewer. There is certainly nothing endearing about the almost prop-like way in which the woman holds the child.