Hans-Herman Rief, Fritz Netzel and the Worpsweder Kunsthalle

June, 30th - November 3rd 2019


Haus im Schluh
Im Schluh 35-37, Worpswede


To the fruitful and inspiring collaboration of the art lovers Hans-Herman Rief and Fritz Netzel would like to remind the cabinet exhibition in the house in Schluh. The archivist and art collector Hans-Herman Rief (1909 - 2009) was in charge of the artistic estate of Heinrich Vogeler in Schluh since 1946. Through his friendly contacts in the Paris art scene of the 50s and 60s, he enabled the young gallery owner Fritz Netzel numerous extraordinary exhibitions in the Worpswede Kunsthalle. For example, the artists Max Ernst and Bram van Velde, both living in Paris, found an enthusiastic and interested audience here and consolidated Worpswede's reputation as a place of up-to-date art. Also known is the collection of artist posters from the Paris printing workshop of the brothers Mourlot, which Rief collected over the years. The colorful exhibition posters and graphics designed by artists such as Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Juan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall were coveted objects of the Worpswede art lovers. Part of these precious prints passed through the estate into the collection of the house in Schluh.

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