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Baj, Enrico  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1924, in Milan; died 16 June 2003, in Vergiate, near Varese.

Painter (mixed media), collage artist, illustrator.

Nuclear Movement, International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus.

After studying at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera from 1945 to 1948, and having gained a law degree, Baj devoted himself to art from 1950. The following year he began a career that has produced a variety of artistic creations always characterised by his fighting spirit, and has embraced a raft of different groups. He started by establishing the ...


Drewes, Werner  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 1899, in Canig, Germany; died 1985, in Reston (Virginia).

Painter, printmaker, collage artist. Still-lifes, landscapes.

After serving in the front lines during World War I, Werner Drewes was admitted to the Bauhaus in 1921 where he studied under Klee and Münch. A restless traveller across many continents, he emigrated with his family to the US when Hitler came to power. In New York, he took his place alongside Mondrian and Feininger in the group of American Abstract Artists. He taught at Columbia University, worked on the design of the Worlds Fair Building in ...


Gallizio, Giuseppe, Known As Pinot  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1902, in Alba (Piedmont); died 13 November 1964, in Alba.

Painter, monotype artist, mixed media.


International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, Situationist International.

Originally a pharmacist, Gallizio was passionate about archaeology, ethnology and geology, and was a local councillor in his home town of Alba. He did not begin to paint until he was 53 years old. His friendship with Asger Jorn and the painter Piero Simondo inspired him to turn his pastille factory in Alba into the first 'Experimental Laboratory' of the ...


Jorn, Asger  

Danish, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 3 April 1914, in Veirum or Vejrum (Jutland); died 1 May 1973, in Aarhus.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, collage artist, sculptor, lithographer, potter, draughtsman. Designs for tapestries.

Groups: International Situationist, CoBrA, International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus...


Kranz, Kurt  

German, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Emmerich.

Collage artist, painter (gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, graphic designer.

After an apprenticeship with a lithographer, Kurt Kranz was a student at the Bauhaus from 1930 to 1933, taking the preliminary course of Joseph Albers in the studios of Klee and Kandinsky. He became a professor in the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg, where he lived, in ...


Oelze, Richard  

German, 20th century, male.

Born 29 June 1900, in Magdeburg; died 27 May 1980, in Postelholz.

Painter (mixed media).

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

From 1921 to 1925, Richard Oelze studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar under Johannes Itten. He became interested in Otto Dix's Neue Sachlichkeit while living in Dresden between 1925 and 1929, then between 1929 and 1932 he travelled to Ascona, where he was exposed for the first time to Surrealist works. Passing through Berlin, he arrived in Paris in 1932, where he stayed until 1936, entering into contact with the Surrealists, notably Breton, Dalí, Éluard and Max Ernst. These painters, who saw his works in the Salon des Surindépendants, had a determining influence on his development and on his entire subsequent output....


Priking, Franz or Frantz  

German, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1927; died June 1979, in Oppède.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media). Landscapes, still-lifes, animals.

Priking is said to have been a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar, although he did not feature in the list of former students published in the catalogue for the exhibition ...