Hans Richter (American/German, 1888-1976) - Signed Original Drawing, - image 1 of 6

Hans Richter (American/German, 1888-1976) - Painter, avant-gardist, film producer and graphic artist was responsible for pioneering several major areas of 20th-century art—both the Zurich and the Berlin phases of Dada, abstract cinema (in collaboration with Viking Eggeling), International Constructivism, and filmmaking. His presence exerted a significant influence on American art following World War II.
He served in the German Army during World War I. He was wounded on the Russian front, and was discharged.
He moved to Zurich, neutral capital and international haven for pacifists and war resisters, Richter encountered the Dadaists in 1916. Although his participation in the movement was limited, he did contribute to their journal, Dada, and occasionally participated in their events. Richter's early Zurich style betrays strong roots in Expressionism, especially that of Wassily Kandinsky, as well as the influence of Hans Arp who, like Richter, resided in Zurich at the time. By 1918 this tendency began to give way to a more abstract style in which any traces of naturalism were almost completely suppressed. It was in 1916, while living in Zurich, that Richter received his first one man show at the Galerie Hans Goltz in Munich. Exhibitions of his work in Zurich included two group shows, Dada and Die Neue Kunst: Dada, in 1917 and 1918 at the Galerie Corray and the Salon Wolfsburg.He concentrated on his artistry, and had many exhibitions.
In 1941, Richter emigrated to the United States from Switzerland. Here he joined the group the American Abstract Artist group. In New York he was exhibited at the Helena Rubenstein Gallery, in Maitres de l'Art Abstrait.
From 1942 to 1956, Richter was director and taught at the Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New York. In 1946, Richter had a one-man-show held in New York at the Art of This Century Gallery, an organization founded by Peggy Guggenheim. Richter then became president of this gallery in 1948.

Biography from the Archives of askART and Wikipedia.

Hans Richter highest reported price for a single work was over $131,000 in 2019.

Country of Origin: U. S. A.

Artist: Hans Richter (American/German, 1888-1976)

Medium: Original Drawing Pencil on paper


Signed/Dated: Lower Right: Initialed and dated HR70.

Size: 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches (21.0 by 14.6 cm); Framed under glass 15 3/4 by 13 by 1 inches.

Condition: Sheet is tabbed to mount verso. There appears to be the slightest overall paper discoloration. Handling creases throughout. Framed under glass.

Provenance: Heritage Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

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HANS RICHTER - Original Drawing 08890
Impressionist and Modern Art
Paper, Pencil
Abstract Geometric, Dada
13" (33 cm)
16" (41 cm)
United States • American
20th Century

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