Hans Bellmer


1902 - The artist Hans Bellmer is born in Katowice in what was then called Silesia (now Poland).
1918 - Bellmer works in a coal mine where he urges his friends to rebel.
1923 - Bellmer starts his studies at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin.
1924 - Bellmer meets the artist George Grosz, who will come to be an important source of inspiration for Bellmer.
1925 - Hans Bellmer moves towards the surrealist movement and takes part in group exhibitions.
1933 - When Hitler came to power, Bellmer ceases all social activities and instead creates a life-size doll.
1934 - Hans Bellmer's art is considered "degenerate" by the Nazi Party.
1938 - Bellmer flees Nazi oppression and leaves Germany to live in Paris.
1939 - The artist is imprisoned together with Max Ernst but manages to escape and joins the Maquis, part of the French Resistance.
1943 - Bellmer's first personal exhibition.
1957 - The artist publishes "Little Anatomy of the Physical Unconscious: Or, The Anatomy of the Image" as an attempt at elucidating his artistic process and approach.
1975 - Hans Bellmer dies of a cancer on February 23 in Paris.


"Catalogue raisonné des estampes de Hans Bellmer" catalogue made by Fabrice Flahutez, is the catalogue for all the original prints of Hans Bellmer, lithographs and etchings as well as prints after Bellmer. Published by Nouvelles Editions Doubleff

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