An Exhibit including Rarely-Seen Watercolors from the 1940s
On display in the SAAHP Exhibition Gallery from October 1 – 28, Hans Scharoun: Architect and Visionary focuses on the graphic art of Hans Scharoun (1893-1972), known today for architecture of profound humanism and expressionism.
Extending from his earliest preserved drawings from 1908 to graphics for posthumous projects, the exhibit includes rarely-seen visionary and expressionistic watercolor renderings from the 1940s.
Having gained recognition for his house designs at the German Werkbund exhibitions of 1927 and 1929, Scharoun’s practice before WWII focused on residential projects, the most successful of which were the Siemensstadt Housing Estate in Berlin (1930) and the Schminke House at Löbau in Saxony (1932). With Walter Gropius, Hugo Häring, Ernst May and others, he was a member of the modernist architects’ association ‘Der Ring’.