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Item 20882-1

Large Acrylic on Canvas - "Canyon Ser" Signed by German American Artist Hans Schiebold (1937- ) - Wood Frame with Textured Grey Paint - Thick textured application of paint imparts dimensional cragginess to the rock cliffs - 41.5" W x 60" H
Hans Schiebold (1937 - )
At the age of fourteen, Hans already knew that a pursuit in an artistic career was a serious consideration for him. He became an apprentice in the decorative arts in his former East Germany; and at the eve of the building of the Berlin Wall he left East Germany for the West. He immigrated to the USA in 1962. In the US, at the University of Hartford Art School in Connecticut, he studied for his Masters of Fine Arts degree and graduated in 1970. He was immediately hired to teach painting and drawing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. During the 70’s, while teaching at Wesleyan University, his work was collected by several museums on the east coast. In 1978 Hans was hired to teach the graduate program at Wichita State University in Kansas. He stayed in Kansas for four years. He moved in 1982 to Portland, Oregon and began painting full time and displaying his work in galleries across the west. “
Hans Schiebold creates large-scale landscape paintings of such depth that each reads like a geological time clock of its scene. It has been said that Schiebold does not paint, but rather sculpts in media on canvas and this is a fair assessment of the singular technique that has secured the artist a listing in the "Who’s Who in American Art."
Schiebold believes that risk is necessary in order to be creative and his long career marked by innovation and daring, stands in support of this. There is an exaggerated boldness to his landscapes that, through their combination of color, texture and scale represents a style uniquely his own. Observers of his scenic paintings must overcome an urge to touch the artist's renderings of granite-like textures or highly glossed water surfaces.
Schiebold uses his own acrylic-based mixed media and unconventional tools: palette knives, spatulas, hand-shaped metal tools, sponges, nets, patterned rollers, almost anything that will create the pattern or texture he desires. His media is applied thickly in abstract patches of color that merge together when viewed from afar to form complex scenes of heightened realism. “These are landscapes, but they are very process oriented,” Schiebold explains. His representational style continues to carry the influence of his early abstract paintings: Schiebold was active in the New York abstract art scene of the 1970s and his paintings were displayed in major museums on the east coast and featured in international museum shows.
The artist has a deep appreciation for the public function of art: “In Gothic times,” Schiebold notes, “cathedrals were the highest form of art, and they were public. Art was didactic, and the service of society was important.” But today, “Contemporary art is dogmatic to the point of exclusion.” For Schiebold, having a following is one way to confirm that an artist has made contact with society in a meaningful and constructive way. “Everyone who reacts to art can be a critic,” he believes.

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