Werner Heldt paintings and drawings

Werner Heldt paintings and drawings

January 27 - March 18, 2017
 

Galerie Michael Haas
Niebuhrstraße 5
10629 Berlin

 

  • Werner Heldt
    Fensterausblick mit MandolineFensterausblick mit Mandoline
    1951
    de
    1951
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    BerlinBerlin
    1949
    de
    1949
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    Auf der StraßeAuf der Straße
    1929
    de
    1929
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    RummelplatzRummelplatz
    1926
    de
    1926
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    Über den Dächern von BerlinÜber den Dächern von Berlin
    1952
    de
    1952
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    Alt-Berlin mit KutscheAlt-Berlin mit Kutsche
    1927
    de
    en
  • Werner Heldt
    Fensterbank und Kleinstadtstraße (Kleinstadtstraße in Mecklenburg)Fensterbank und Kleinstadtstraße (Kleinstadtstraße in Mecklenburg)
    1946
  • Werner Heldt
    StadtbildStadtbild
    1953
  • Werner Heldt
    Häusergruppe am Berg (Stadt)Häusergruppe am Berg (Stadt)
    1929
  • Werner Heldt
    Stilleben am Fenster VIStilleben am Fenster VI
    1950

Werner Heldt’s preferred subjects were Berlin and its architecture in the atmosphere before, during and after the Second World War, which the chronicler was able to capture like almost no other artist of his generation. During this time, his painting developed from almost realistic works to more abstract visual compositions and has become an important testament on the development of German painting during the first half of the 20th century.

Heldt studied at the Berlin School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Arts in the 1920s. He resided in Paris in 1930, and from 1933 until 1935 he lived on Majorca. He worked in Berlin again between 1936 until 1940. There he was drafted for military service in 1940 and was imprisoned until 1946. Back in Berlin, he found a city completely destroyed – he dealt with his impressions and memories of the war in his paintings. His work was beginning to become known when he died in 1954 on Ischia. He received the art award from the city of Berlin in 1950, and shortly after his death, the city honoured him with a memorial exhibition at the Haus am Waldsee. Further exhibitions followed, such as at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (1957, 1968), the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (1968), the Kunsthalle Nuremberg (1989), the Berlinische Galerie (1990) and the Kunsthalle Bremen (1990).

Galerie Michael Haas presents paintings and drawings from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, offering a rare opportunity for a comprehensive overview of Werner Heldt’s oeuvre.

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