George Hausdorf

German artist who worked in Germany, the Dominican Republic and the United States. He produced works in oils, watercolors, pastels and charcoals, as well as engravings. Subjects included landscapes, still life, portraits, cityscapes and genre scenes. Hausdorf was born in Breslau, Germany, now Wroclaw, Poland in 1894.

He studied art in Berlin and continued his training in Holland. Afterwards, he returned to Berlin to work as an art teacher. He later moved to Hamburg, where he founded a painting academy that he directed for 20 years. Of Jewish descent, went into exile in the Dominican Republic in the year 1939 due to the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany.

After arriving in the Dominican Republic, he started a private art school in Santo Domingo city. He had his first solo exhibition in the Dominican Republic in 1939, and participated in numerous exhibitions and Biennials art shows over the next few years. He became a professor at the National School of Fine Arts when it opened in 1942 in Santo Domingo.

His students included notable Dominican artists like Gilberto Hernandez Ortega, Clara Ledesma, Eligio Pichardo and Ada Balcácer. His paintings evolved in the Dominican Republic to incorporate a tropical palette of vivid blues, greens and yellows, as well as scenes of rural daily life. In 1948, moved to New York, where his art changed once again to reflect his new surroundings.

His palette softened and his range of subjects expanded to include cityscapes and sidewalk scenes. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe, the Dominican Republic and the United States. A retrospective of his work was held in the Bellapart Museum in Santo Domingo in 2005. He died in New York in 1959.

En español

Artista alemán que trabajó en Alemania, República Dominicana y los Estados Unidos. Realizó trabajos en aceites, acuarelas, pasteles y carbón, así como grabados. Temas incluyen paisajes, bodegones, retratos, paisajes urbanos y escenas de género. Nació en Breslau, Alemania, ahora Wroclaw, Polonia en 1894. Estudió arte en Berlin y continuó su formación en Holanda. Luego se dirigió a Berlin para trabajar como profesor de arte. Más tarde se trasladó a Hamburgo donde fundó una Academia de pintura que dirigió durante 20 años.

De ascendencia judía, salió al exilio a la República Dominicana en 1939 debido a la persecución Nazi de los judíos en Alemania durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Después de llegar a la República Dominicana comenzó la creación de una escuela privada de arte en la ciudad de Santo Domingo. Tuvo su primera exposición individual en la República Dominicana en el año 1939 y participó en numerosas exposiciones y muestras de Bienal de Arte en los siguientes años.

Se convirtió en profesor de la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes cuando se inauguró en 1942. Sus estudiantes incluyen a notables artistas dominicanos como Gilberto Hernández Ortega, Eligio Pichardo, Clara Ledesma y Ada Balcácer. Sus pinturas evolucionaron en la República Dominicana para incorporar una paleta tropical de vivos colores azules, verdes y amarillos, así como escenas de la vida cotidiana rural y costera del país.

En 1948, se trasladó a la ciudad de Nueva York, donde su arte cambió una vez más para reflejar su nuevo entorno. Suavizó su paleta de colores y su gama de temas se amplió para incluir escenas de paisajes urbanos. Participó en numerosas exposiciones en Europa, la República Dominicana y los Estados Unidos. En Santo Domingo se realizó una retrospectiva de su obra en el Museo Bellapart en el año 2005. Murió en Nueva York en 1959.

Cocos Caribbean landscape etching with coconuts trees and farmers. Dimension is 11 by 12 inches. Signed in pencil in the lower...

Cocos

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Palmas Original etching with a rural landscape in the Caribbean islands with palm trees in a day with a cloudy sky. Dimension...

Palmas

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Rio Landscape print with a large river. Paper dimension is 8 by 9 inches. Signed in the lower left side in pencil. Numbered...

Rio

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Plaza Excellent tropical etching with several men seating and talking in a plaza or park. Paper dimension is 11 by 15 inches...

Plaza

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Caballo Landscape print with a horse crossing a river. Paper dimension is 12 by 16 inches. Signed in the lower right side in...

Caballo

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Camino Excellent original etching with a rural road and building. Paper dimension is 11 by 12 inches and image size is 8 by 11...

Camino

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Edificio Excellent original Caribbean cityscape print in Santo Domingo city. Paper dimension is 11 by 14 inches. Signed in the...

Edificio

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Ave. George Washington A Caribbean cityscape print with the main street in Santo Domingo city. Paper dimension is 9 by 11 inches. Signed in the...

Ave. George Washington

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Catedral Rare etching with the "Catedral Primada de America", that is, the first catholic church of the Americas located in Santo...

Catedral

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Playa Excellent tropical landscape etching with coconuts trees and the view of Caribbean sea. Paper dimension is 11 by 15...

Playa

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Tropical Excellent small format tropical or Caribbean landscape print. Paper dimension is 3 by 3 inches. Signed in the lower...

Tropical

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Trail Excellent winter landscape hand colored etching, probably located in Germany, with a nice snowy trail with trees. Paper...

Trail

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River Small format landscape print with a river. Paper dimension is 2.5 by 3 inches. Signed in the lower left side in pencil....

River

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