Hans Wewerka Outdoors - Draussen: Stoneware Street Scenes / Strassenszenen in Steinzeug
Edited by Kreisverwaltung des Westerwaldkreises, Nele van Wieringen, Wewerka Archiv, Norbert Pohlmann, Katharina Uhl

Hardback | Feb 2023 | Arnoldsche | 9783897906679 | 184pp | 290x230mm | RFB | AUD$115.00, NZD$130.00

Inspired by the Dutch sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa (1863-1939) and Ernst Barlach (1870-1938), Hans Wewerka (1888-1915) conquered the realm of figurative sculpture while he was still a student in Hoehr, an unusual discipline among the area's vernacular ceramics.

He observed society outside [draussen in German], in all realms of public life, with great sensibility: gossip mongers, potato sellers, a dancing couple. Wewerka created likenesses taken from real life. His artistic approach and his acute awareness of form made him an exceptional creator of modern earthenware who had already gained international recognition during his lifetime. This first, comprehensive monograph featuring a catalogue of works documents Hans Wewerka's previously unknown career and traces his connections to modernist art, such as the Berlin Secession and artists like Rudolf Bosselt, Kathe Kollwitz, and Ernst Barlach. Text in English and German.