Hans Steinbrenner

Hans Steinbrenner (1928-2008) was a pioneering German sculptor. He studied at the Munich Art Academy until 1954. His first sculptures, created in the late 1940s, are classically influenced single- and group figures. In Paris in the mid-1950s, he met other sculptors such as Brâncuși and Laurens, who were a great inspiration to him. Then in the 1960s he turned to geometric-abstract, rhythmically structured cuboid sculptures, and in the late 1960s he changed his stylistic expression again. He reduced the view of the human body to strictly geometric sculptures.

Steinbrenner’s main materials were shell limestone, wood, and bronze. His works can be found on public paths and squares in Germany. His sculptures testify to his stylistic diversity and his ability to create works that evoke emotion and admiration. The work of Hans Steinbrenner is an important part of German art history. His sculptures are timeless and evoke a sense of mystery and beauty. 

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

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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