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Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)
at Nikola Rukaj Gallery

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 Hans Bellmer 

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Biography

Hans Bellmer's engineer father want him to follow in his footsteps, but Bellmer left the Berlin Technische Hochshule in 1924 to pursue his own career in art. Along the way Bellmer met Otto Dix and George Grosz. They taught satirical drawing and he used this to earn a living as a typographer and illustrator. Bellmer married in 1927 and opened an industrial advertising agency in Berlin. The highlight of Bellmer's artistic career came in 1933 when he created a Doll From there on his artistic work revolved around this masterpiece. In 1938 Bellmer settled in Paris, where he adhered to surrealism. Some of his works included The Thousand Girls and Four Persons. These drawings began his quest to entirely remake the female anatomy, and proved him to be the true heir of German Renaissance.

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