100 years bauhaus I: Alfred Ehrhardt – Painting, Drawing, Prints Part II

January 12 - April 18, 2019

Curators: Stefanie Odenthal M.A., Dr. Christiane Stahl
Opening: Friday, January 11, 2019, 7-9 pm

Alfred Ehrhardt’s artistic work from the Bauhaus period is the focus of the second part of the exhibition Alfred Ehrhardt—Painting, Drawing, Prints, which was initiated in 2015. The work is being presented in Berlin for the first time since his solo exhibition at Meisterhaus Schlemmer in Dessau in 2007.

The organist, reform pedagogue, and painter Alfred Ehrhardt (1901–1984) got to know the Bauhaus masters Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Lyonel Feininger in Dessau during the winter semester of 1928–29 and integrated their subjects, techniques, and instructional methods into his teaching activities at the Landeskunstschule Hamburg. In 1931, his artistic work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Kunstverein in Hamburg. It was the only exhibition of his paintings during his lifetime, before he turned to photography and film as a result of his dismissal from his university teaching position by the National Socialists.

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