Hans-Peter Haas was born in Stuttgart in 1935. After attending the Waldorf School, he came to Luitpold Domberger's screen printing shop in 1953 , where he met Willi Baumeister and became familiar with the then new medium of screen printing. After study trips through Scandinavia, Belgium, France and Switzerland, he founded a studio for screen printing in Stuttgart-Münster in 1958. The first artistic screen prints (serigraphs) are made, which are characterized by high quality craftsmanship and testify to the experimentation of the printer Haas. In addition to artists from southern Germany such as Max Ackermann , Adolf Fleischmann and Georg Karl Pfahler , artists from abroad and overseas, including protagonists of American Pop Art and Hard Edge painting, will soon be coming to Haas to print. In 1971 screen prints by Haas were exhibited in the Behr Gallery in Stuttgart, further exhibitions followed, including in Antwerp, Brussels, Cairo, Copenhagen, New York and Tokyo.
Haas has lived in Leinfelden-Echterdingen since 1993. He is still active as a screen printer and is valued by artists at home and abroad.
In 1979 the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart made him an honorary member at the suggestion of its then rector Wolfgang Kermer , and in 2008 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon for his services to artistic screen printing .
Works as a screen printer
Since the 1950s, Hans-Peter Haas has created serigraphs for over 200 artists, including Max Ackermann , Josef Albers , Christo , Max Ernst , Lucio Fontana , Rupprecht Geiger , James Gill , HAP Grieshaber , Robert Indiana , Otto Herbert Hajek , Al Held , Günther C. Kirchberger , Ernst Jürgen Kratz, Roy Lichtenstein , Richard Lindner , Heinz Mack , Eduardo Paolozzi , Otto Piene , Niki de Saint Phalle , Kenneth Noland , Ad Reinhardt , James Rizzi , Jesús Rafael Soto , Anton Stankowski , Victor Vasarely and Tom Wesselmann . The work of Hans-Peter Haas helped shape artistic screen printing in the 1960s and 1970s; Serigraphs printed by him can be found in the art trade, at trade fairs, as well as in graphic auctions and collections worldwide.
- Karl Bachler: Serigraph. History of artist screen printing . Lübeck 1977.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German pioneer of artistic screen printing|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1935|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|