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Werner Graeff
German sculptor and painter

Werner Graeff

Werner Graeff
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Intro German sculptor and painter
Was Artist Sculptor Painter Drawer
From Germany
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 24 August 1901, Sonnborn, Germany
Death 29 August 1978, Blacksburg, USA (aged 77 years)
Star sign Virgo
Ruhrpreis for Arts and Science 1976
Abstract art
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Werner Graeff in the Aubette, 1927

Werner Graeff (also Gräff), 24 August 24, 1901, Wuppertal - 29 August 29, 1978, Blacksburg, Virginia) was a German sculptor, painter, graphic artist, photographer, film maker and inventor.

In 1921 he started studying at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Here he soon became under the influence of Theo van Doesberg, and participated in a meeting in Weimar in May 1922 where van Doesberg, El Lissitzky and Hans Richter planned the intervention of the International Constructivist Faction at the International Congress of Progressive Artists held in Düsseldorf, 29-31 May 1922.


In 1923 he worked with Richter and Lissitzky on the production of G: Material zur elementaren Gestaltung (Journal for Elementary Construction).

1n 1928 he co-wrote the film Ghosts Before Breakfast with Hans Richter.

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