Hans Steinbrenner

Hans Steinbrenner (1928 – 2008) was a German sculptor whose work is featured in museums around the world.

He created classically influenced individual and group figures, but his style changed after he met sculptors Brâncuși and Laurens in Paris. He started making abstract, biomorphic figures that were up to two meters tall. In the 1960s, he turned to making geometric-abstract sculptures with a rhythmic structure. In the last phase of his career, he went back to making abstract, stele-like figures.

He participated in exhibitions such as the documenta in Kassel and the World Exhibition in Osaka. Read more about him and his work here.

My favorite sculptures of Steinbrenner

Untitled, wood, painted black (probably tar).
On stainless steel plate, corroded, Dimensions: 134 x 32 x 15.5cm,
© Photo by Van Ham, used under Fair Use.
Untitled, bronze, black patina, dimensions: 18 x 8 x 7.5cm. © Photo by Van Ham, used under Fair Use.
Untitled. 1968. steel. 9 x 12 x 7cm. Monogrammed and numbered © Photo by Van Ham, used under Fair Use.

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