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posted on 29 Jan, 2016

Arts meet GFA: Hanno Edelmann

Pictures of Hanno Edelmann are on display at GFA headquarters from the end of January to the end of April 2016. His extensive works comprises paintings, sculptures and bronze reliefs are impressive. GFA exhibits some of his aquarelles, lithographies and wood cuts.

The Hamburg painter (1923 - 2013) received his artistic education at the Hamburg Academy of Performing Arts after he had returned from World War II tours as a soldier in France and Russia and long years as a prisoner of war in Siberia. In the 1960s and 1970s, he designed many church windows in Hamburg using a technique combining concrete and stained glass which adds the sacred space its own atmosphere. The St. Gabriel Church in Volksdorf, Lukas Church in Sasel and Cantate Church in Duvenstedt are cases in point.

Hanno Edelmann's works were presented in many exhibitions in Germany and abroad, and can be found in many public and private collections. During his captivity in Siberia, he gratefully perceived painting and sculpting as a present to overcome physical hardship. He became aware that "human beings are a marvel of nature with a body and a mind". His widow Erika is willing to present some of the paintings at GFA.

The works on display are available for purchase. A price list and several brochures and catalogues can be screened at GFA headquarters in Volksdorf.

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by  Beate Friedrichsen