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HARTUNG Hans
(1904-1989)
Hans HARTUNG, a few dates

1904 Born in Leipzig
1925
1926
1929 Married Anna-Eva Bergman
1931
1932
1934 Works on the "ink marks" serie until 1938
1938
1939
1943
1946 French naturalization. Decorated for war resistance.
1949 Begins several personal exhibitions from 1949 and
meets Schneider, Soulages, Mathieu, Baumeister and Rothko. He is considered then as one major protagonist of the Informal Art.
1956
1960 Receives the international prize for painting during the Venice Biennial
1961 From 1961, he studies the scrape process on his works
1966
1968
1975
1977 Joins the Academy of Art of the Institut de France
1984
1986 In 1986, Hartung began a series of very colored works where he threw “coulures” and strainings on wrapping paper.
1989 Died on the 7th December 1989 in Antibes (France)