Hans Sperschneider 1928-1995

Hans Sperschneider was born in Jena, Germany on 18th June 1928. He was a German artist and designer.

Sperschneider attended the Meisterschule (Master School) in Erfurt (1948-1949) where he studied under the German painter Otto Knöpfer (1911-1993).

He then studied the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle / Saale (1949-1952) under the Geraman painter and designer Erwin Hahs (1887-1970) and University of Fine Arts and Applied Arts (Hochschule für Bildende und Angewandte Künste), Berlin and (1952-1955) with Karl Kluth (1898-1972) at the Landeskunstschule (HFBK University of Fine Arts) in Hamburg. It was while studing in Hamberg that Sperschneider met the goldsmith and renound enamel artists Ragna (nee Krüger) Sperschneider (1928-2003) - They married in 1952.

Sperschneider took study trips to France, Austria, Denmark and Holland. In 1962, Sperschneider first visited Bornholm, the Danish island in the Baltic Sea just off the southern coast of Sweden.

In the 1950s Sperschneider devoted himself to (expressive, and colourful) figure painting. From the early 1960s Sperschneider shifted his attention to the calm (and deserted) North German and Danish Baltic coastal landscapes. Sperschneider also worked alongside his wife, Ragna, on murals and tapestries.

Sperschneider was a member of the 'Neue Gruppe Hamburg' (founded 1963) and BBK - Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler (Professional association of visual artists), Hamberg

Hans Sperschneider died in Hamburg on 13th July 1995, aged 67.