David SCHNEUER |
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Poland 1905 - 1988
David Schneuer’s works are a unique and timeless testimony to Europe between the world wars.
Schneuer was born in Poland in 1905. After graduation from Munich Kunstgewerbeachule, he moved to Paris where he collaborated with many artists and individuals leading to the expressionist movement. This period was to inspire his art throughout his career. Influenced by the darker side of life, his work preserves the expressionist movement of the 1920’s.
He returned to Munich in 1928 where he supported his artistic career working as a stage designer and a poster artist in the theater. The same motifs, which he designed for Bertold Brecht, are to be found in his paintings; sharp eroticism refined in subtle colors and virtuoso drawing accurately depicting his subject’s soul. In 1933 he was arrested and imprisoned in Dachau as a cultural revolutionary. After his release he immigrated to Palestine and settled in Tel Aviv. During this time he created trademarks, posters and large murals in public spaces.
The stylized figures inhabiting the bars and cafes in his paintings were reminiscent of Munich and Paris in the 1920's, preserving German Expressioni ...
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