life and work
The son of an engraver and grandson of the engraver, photographer, landscape draftsman and drawing teacher Jakob Häuselmann also initially completed an engraving, medal and goldsmith training at the technical center in Biel , later he decided to sculpt.
In 1912 he married Anna Tscherter from Biel. Her mother was the painter Louise Tscherter-Kuhn . One of her ancestors is the folk song writer Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn . In 1917 Hubacher moved with the family to Zurich, as it was the only Swiss city that offered a functioning art trade and sufficient exhibition opportunities during and after the war . One of the meeting points was the former Café Schneebeli on Limmatquai . Visual artists, writers and musicians, collectors and dealers met here; French, German and Italian emigrants came together with Swiss.
In addition to numerous stays in Paris and trips to various places in Europe, he took three longer trips together with the Winterthur collector and patron Georg Reinhart , to Italy in 1922 , to England in 1927 and to Egypt in 1929 . In what way these experiences shaped him as an artist, as evidenced by his traditional diary and countless letters to family and friends.
Hubacher's preferred motif was the human figure. How popular his portraits were among contemporaries is shown by the around 100 listed busts. He was just as successful as a sculptor with numerous figures in public spaces. According to the catalog of works, his oeuvre includes almost 400 sculptures, along with graphics, drawings and watercolors.
Hubacher kept sharing his travel experiences and his artistic work in a journalistic way, be it as a contributor (especially) to the NZZ or in book form.
Hermann Hubacher was a member of the Gleyre Foundation and the Gottfried Keller Foundation , from 1926 to 1929 of the Federal Art Commission and temporarily its President, from 1951 to 1969 a member of the Oskar Reinhart Foundation in Winterthur, and long-time President of the Pro Arte Foundation .
Hubacher's son is the architect Hans Hubacher .
- Bust Ludwig van Beethoven, 1905, (Terracotta?), Location unknown.
- Bust of an Italian woman, 1916, artificial stone, private collection.
- Relief to commemorate the 150th birthday of Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn , 1925, bronze , Sigriswil .
- Bronze sculpture Two seated female figures from 1929 on the tomb of Eugen Huber in the Bremgarten cemetery
- Heinrich Wölfflin , 1945, bronze, Universities of Zurich and Basel. Preparatory studies painted in clay and plaster.
- Figure group Ganymed , 1946–1952, bronze, Bürkliterrasse , Zurich.
- Bust of Pan's Dream Face , 1947, bronze, terracotta , plaster painted, Kunstmuseum Bern and private collections.
- Figure Resting Girl , 1944/1949, Giallo perlato (marble), Museum Oskar Reinhart Am Stadtgarten, Winterthur.
- Figure bather II , 1951, bronze. Werner Bär Collection, Zurich.
- Figure combing a girl , 1955, bronze, Rittermatten-Anlage, Biel.
For more images see the web link below: Swiss Institute for Art Research (Sikart).
- 1918, 1919, 1922, 1935 Kunsthalle Bern .
- 1920, 1926, 1938 Biennale di Venezia .
- 1922, 1931, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1952 Kunsthaus Zürich .
- 1923 Devambez Gallery, Paris.
- 1924 Lucerne Art Museum .
- 1929 Musée de l'Athénée, Genève .
- 1931 Georges Petit Gallery, Paris.
- 1934 National Gallery of Jeu de Paume , Paris. Rath Museum , Geneva.
- 1935 Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique , Bruxelles .
- 1937 World Exhibition Paris 1937 .
- 1938 André Schoeller Gallery, Paris.
- 1940 New York World's Fair .
- 1950 Stockholm Art Museum .
- 1950–1956 International Plastic Exhibition, Antwerp .
- 1952, 1958 International Plastic Exhibition, Sonsbeek, Arnhem .
- 1958 Musée Rodin , Paris.
- 1959 Tate Gallery , London.
- 1960 Kunstmuseum Bern . Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris , Paris.
Awards and honors
- 1938 XXI. Biennale di Venezia: Premio internazionale di sculptura.
- 1944 Zurich: City of Art Prize.
- 1945 honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich .
- 1955 Biel: City Art Prize.
- 1960 Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Firenze : Premio del Fiorino.
- 1965 honorary member of the GSMBA .
- Paul Fierens: Hermann Hubacher . Paris 1932.
- Emil Schaeffer : Hermann Hubacher . Basel 1935.
- Hermann Hubacher: From my workshop . Zurich 1944.
- Hermann Hubacher: Rodin (monograph). Zurich 1949.
- Gotthard Jedlicka : Ganymede . Weinfelden no year
- Emil Staiger : The sculptor Hermann Hubacher . Zurich 1965.
- Hans Hubacher : The sculptor Hermann Hubacher. Work directory . Zurich 2004.
- Hermann Hesse : The sound of the drums. Correspondence with Hermann Hubacher . Zurich 2011.
Grave sculpture, Witikon cemetery
- Swiss Institute for Art Research: Jakob Häuselmann. Retrieved April 16, 2020 .
- Swiss Photo Foundation: Jakob Häuselmann. Retrieved April 16, 2020 .
- Swiss Institute for Art Studies: Louise Tscherter-Kuhn. Retrieved April 16, 2020 .
- Hermann Hubacher: Why I live in Zurich. In: Zürcher Illustrierte, Volume 9, 1933, No. 14, Page 437, accessed on October 29, 2019 .
- Hermann Hubacher: From my workshop . Zurich 1944, page 12.
- Ulrich Christoffel: Hermann Hubacher. In: Das Werk, Volume 43, 1956, Issue 8, Pages 262–268, accessed on October 29, 2019 .
- Hans Hubacher: The sculptor Hermann Hubacher. Work directory . Zurich 2004.
- Swiss Confederation: Federal Office of Culture: Culture Fund. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- Zurich Central Library: ZBcollections: Hermann Hubacher's estate. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- MW: On H. Hubacher's Beethoven bust . In: Switzerland, Volume 11, 1907, page 112. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
- MW: On the Swiss cycle 1916 . In: Switzerland, Volume 20, 1916, page 603. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
- Adolf Schaer: History on the way (local history from Sigriswil) . In: Die Berner Woche, Volume 17, 1927, Issue 5, page 66. Retrieved on April 15, 2020.
- Wikipedia: Maison Devambez. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- Musée de l'Athénée: Museum website. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- Johannes Widmer: Hermann Hubacher's sculptures in the Athäneum. In: Das Werk, Volume 16, 1929, Issue 6, Page 161, accessed on April 16, 2020 .
- Wikipedia: Georges Petit. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- Zurich: Presidential Department: List of Prize Winners. Retrieved April 15, 2020 .
- Tapan Bhattacharya: Hubacher, Hermann. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Susann Wintsch: Hubacher, Hermann. In: Sikart
- Literature by and about Hermann Hubacher in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss sculptor and sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 1, 1885|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Biel|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 18, 1976|
|Place of death||Zurich|