Paul Hamann's Art Class

Hugo Dachinger1962

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London, United Kingdom

After release from internment, Dachinger exhibited at London's Redfern Gallery in April 1941, at German-Jewish émigré Jack Bilbo’s Modern Art Gallery in 1942, and alongside fellow Austrian artists at the Redfern and Leger Galleries (1941–45), also working as an inventor and designer for various publishing companies. He also maintained close ties with the émigré network. The sculptor and German émigré Paul Hamman (1891–1973) and his artist wife Hilde (1898–1987), both former members of the Hamburger Secession, settled in England in 1937, after living in artists’ colonies in Worpswede and Paris. Hamann invented a painless technique for lifemasks and exhibited at the FGLC’s Exhibition of Twentieth Century Art (New Burlington Galleries, 1938); both were included in the First Group Exhibition of German, Austrian, Czechoslovakian Painters and Sculptors (Wertheim Gallery, 1939), co-organised by the Austrian Centre and the Free German League of Culture. Afterwards, many émigrés continued to meet regularly at the art classes which the Hamanns held in St John’s Wood and Hamann remained at the centre of the émigré network.


  • Title: Paul Hamann's Art Class
  • Creator: Hugo Dachinger
  • Date Created: 1962
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: © Hugo Dachinger estate
  • Medium: pen and ink on paper
  • Art Form: drawing
  • Support: paper

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