Studer, Hanns: The Peacock and the Fish


An original woodcut in perfect condition, unframed but mounted and ready for framing. The style is typical of German ‘Expressionism’ and is a proof copy of the Woensampresse, a community of graphic designers and artists founded in Cologne in 1934. None of these proof copies was signed but all are rare.More images can be provided on request.

Artist: Hanns Studer, (born 1920)

Title and date: The Peacock and the Fish, 1960s

Size: 21.5 x 26.5 cms.


Artist description:

A painter, stained glass artist and wood cutter, the Swiss artist Hanns Studer was born in Basel but lives and works on the island of Rügen off the north coast of Germany. He is best known for his coloured woodcuts and especially stained glass windows, his main subjects are local scenes and customs, such as the circus, the Basel carnival, and the Dance of Death. This print is almost a crossover between a wood cut and a stained glass design.