Hans Hartung

- Selected Works
- Biography

Born in Leipzig, Germany, September 21, 1904, Hans Hartung devotes himself throughout his career to non-figurative art. His meeting with Wassili Kansinkij in 1925 is crucial because from that moment on, his artistic expression is affiliated to the field of the abstract and informal. In 1936 he moved to Paris to escape Nazi persecution. Until 1945 his career is bracketed by the vicissitudes of history and its participation in the Foreign Legion. When he returned to painting, his works are marked by broad gestures and signs that intersect on the canvas full of expression. In 1946 he was naturalized French in 1960 and received the Grand Prize at the Venice Biennale. He died in Antibes, France, in 1989.

- Exhibitions
  • 2019

    Hans Hartung. La Fabrique du geste, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
    Hans Hartung, Perrotin, Shangai

  • 2018

    Hans Hartung. Beyond Abstraction - Dellupi Arte, Milano
    Hans Hartung “A Constant Storm” - Perrotin New York, NY
    The Abstract Composition - Simon Lee Gallery, London
    Hans Hartung - Nahmad Contemporary, New York, NY
    Hans Hartung. Works from the 80s - Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin

  • 2017

    Hans Hartung. Polittici - Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia
    Hans Hartung. In An Alternate Reality - Setareh, Düsseldorf

  • 2016

    Hans Hartung Und Die Fotografie - Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

  • 2015

    Hans Hartung - Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin

  • 2014

    Farandole—An Artistic and Literary Collaboration - Cohen Memorial Hall , Nashville, TN

  • 2013

    Hans Hartung - Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris

  • 2012

    Hans Hartung - Fait le 29.7.89 - Bilder eines Tages - Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
    Hans Hartung Opere scelte 1947-1988 - Galleria Repetto, Acqui Terme
    Hans Hartung Opere scelte 1947-1988 - Galleria Frediano Farsetti, Florence
    Hans Hartung, Paintings 1960's - 1970's - de Sarthe Gallery, Paradise Valley, AZ

  • 2011

    Hans Hartung, 23 June – 25 September 2011, Musée d’Art et Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
    The Final Years 1980-1989, 10 March – 9 April 2011, Tomothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
    Boeing 70, Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy (solo)
    Hartung: Prints, Musée de Vannes, France (solo)

  • 2010

    Hans Hartung Prints, Museum of Prints and Drawings, National Museum of Berlin, Germany; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France; Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, Geneva Switzerland. cat. Céline Chicha Casteix, Christian Rümelin and Andreas Schalhorn (solo)
    The Last Paintings 1989, 29 October – 30 December 2010, Cheim & Read, Chelsea, New York, USA

  • 2009

    Hans Hartung, The Ultimate Work, Caserma Cosenz, Gaeta, Italy.

  • 2008

    Hans Hartung: The Gesture and the Method, Fondation Marguerite and Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. cat. Michel Enrici, Daniel Abadie, Jean Clair and Dora Vallier (solo)
    Hans Hartung, Essencial, Circulo de bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (solo)

  • 2006

    Hartung X 3 / Aquarelles 1920, Musée des Beaux Arts, Angers, France (solo)
    Hans Hartung: Hors Champ, les années 70, Galerie Aittouares, Paris, France (solo)

  • 2005

    Hartung en Chine, National Museum, Nankin, China (solo)

  • 2004

    Hans Hartung So beschwor ich den blitz, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (solo)
    Hans Hartung Lo spazio e il gesto, Ex-chiesa di S.Stefano, Mondovi, Italy (solo)
    Hans Hartung, Conceptualisme "avant la lettre", Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, La Haye, The Netherlands (solo)

  • 2000

    Hartung, G.A.M, Turin, Italy (solo)

  • 1999

    Hans Hartung, L’esprit de la linia, Minorque, Palma, Ibiza (solo)
    Hans Hartung : Gesten, Flecken, Lineaturen, Grundkreditbank eG – Köpenicker Bank, Berlin, Germany (solo)

  • 1998

    Hans Hartung, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan (solo)

  • 1997

    Hans Hartung, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan (solo)

  • 1996

    Hans Hartung works on paper 1922-1956, Tate Gallery, Londres, UK (solo)

  • 1989

    Hans Hartung, Dernières Peintures, 1989, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (solo)
    Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1983

    Musée d’Antibes, Antibes, France (solo)

  • 1982

    Restrospective, Stâdtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
    Restrospective, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)

  • 1977

    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1975

    Hans Hartung. Paintings 1971-1975, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1974

    Hans Hartung. Retrospektive 1921-1974, Gemälde, Tuschen, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)

  • 1968

    Retrospective, Musée national d’Art moderne de Paris, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1963

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
    Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)

  • 1962

    Hans Hartung. Cinquante oeuvres nouvelles, Galerie de France, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1961

    Hans Hartung. Oeuvres de 1920 à 1939, Galerie de France, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1960

    Galerie Van de Loo, Essen, Germany (solo)

  • 1952

    Galerie d'Art Moderne , Bale, Switzerland (solo)

  • 1948

    Galerie Lydia Conti, Paris, France (solo)

  • 1947

    Galerie Lydia Conti, Paris, France (solo

  • 1931

    Galerie Hernich Kühl, Dresden, Germany (solo)

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