Artist: Hans Schwarz. (1922-2003)
Date: Mid 20th century
Medium: Cement Fondu
Size: 35cm x 45cm
Details: Artists label attached verso
Hans Schwarz (1922-2003) Modernist relief sculpture
A charming and evocative sculpture titled 'Bathers' cast in Cement Fondu, a material and process that excited many sculptors in the 1950s 60s and 70s.
Hans Schwarz was born in Vienna and trained at the Art School there, 1937-8. Expelled by the Nazis in 1938, he moved to Birmingham working as a labourer and was subsequently interned between 1940-1. Further training at Birmingham School of Arts and Crafts and then began working at a commercial art studio. He was a freelance illustrator from 1945, but gave up graphic design in 1964 to paint and sculpt full-time.
Schwarz was a member of the NEAC, RWS, RP, RBA and the Contemporary Portrait Society as well as an honorary life member of the Hampstead Artists' Council. He was awarded the Hunting Group Prize for the best watercolour of the year in 1981.
Exhibited: Thackeray Gallery, Compton Gallery, Ben Uri Gallery, Woodlands Art Gallery, and Sternberg Centre in 1992. His work is held in many public collections including the National Portrait Gallery.