Artist – Hans Weil (*1902 Frankfurt, † 1998 Malmö/Sweden)
Title – „Man, nude, impressionist “
Object – sculpture, est. before 1933, size 25,0 x 18,0 cm, weight 1,4 kg (9,8 x 7,0 inch, weight 3,08 lbs)
not signed, antic cast by valsuani/paris, bronce
Provenience – permanently lend to the collection from the estate of the late Hans Weil, Malmö/Sweden
copyright for this picture (owned by www.a-private-collection.com)
Born in 1902 in a Jewish Frankfurt family Weil emigrated in 1933 from his former study place Paris to Sweden. Only in his old age, on the occasion of an exhibition of his holographs at the Filmmuseum Frankfurt, did he return to his native city and work for a few months as a guest at the Städelschule there. In 1998, Hans Weil died in Malmö.
For the first time, an exhibition is dedicated to Hans Weils‘ artistic work at museum goch, work which was created especially in the 1920s under the influence of the Parisian scene. Numerous sculptures, partly cast bronze specimens and partly original plaster designs, show the role models who set standards for Hans Weil, such as Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol or Émile Antoine Bourdelle.
As such, Weil in his Swedish exile mainly develops as an inventor of optical devices. Between art and scientific aspiration and equipped with a creative play instinct, Weil became famous after the war and is considered the discoverer of holography.