(14.96 inches wide 11.02 inches high)
Walter Nessler was born in Leipzig in 1912. He studied at the Technical Art College and the Castelli Italian Art School 1933-35.
Nessler opposed Hitler’s National Socialism and after meeting Prudence Ashbee a daughter of the Arts and Crafts architect and designer C.R. Ashbee, he moved to Britain and they married in 1937.
Nessler left a large quantity of work in Dresden which was destroyed during Allied bombing so after war service with the Pioneer Corps he made a new start. In Paris he met Picasso, Sartre, Cocteau, Giacometti and Matisse which encouraged him to use bold colours as an antidote to post war gloom.
In London Nessler studied at St Martin’s School of Art, later teaching there and elsewhere. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists and at private galleries in the UK and abroad. In the 1990’s Nessler had new recognition from Germany and a Catalogue of his major works were produced by Ralf Hartweg. He died 2001 in London.
This item is sold unframed
pencil and watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1949
Price: GBP 325.00 (Pound Sterling)