Artist biography

Günther Haese born 1924

German sculptor and painter, born in Kiel. Served as a soldier 1942-5, then began to draw and paint, self-taught. Studied at a private art school at Plön in Holstein 1948-9 and at the Academy in Düsseldorf 1950-7, first painting under Goller, then from 1951 sculpture under Mataré. The experience of dismantling a clock in the winter of 1961-2 led him to begin making delicate, fragile constructions out of wires, cog-wheels, wire netting and clock springs. First one-man exhibition at the Museum at Ulm 1964; his one-man exhibition in the German pavilion at the 1966 Venice Biennale was awarded the David E. Bright Sculpture Prize. Lives in Düsseldorf.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.350-1