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Hann Trier

Hann Trier

Hann Trier

Hann Trier (August 1, 1915 Kaiserswerth, Germany – June 14, 1999 Castiglione della Pescaia, Italien) was a painter, watercolourist and printmaker of the Informel.

In 1947 he was a founding member of the Donnerstag-Gesellschaft (Thursday Group) in Alfter near Bonn, a group of artists who made it to the task, to compensate the lost years of the war through intense intellectual exchange.
Hann Trier (August 1, 1915 Kaiserswerth, Germany – June 14, 1999 Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy) was a painter and printmaker of the Informel.

He spent their childhood in Cologne.
In 1933 he was an exchange student in France.
From 1934 to 1938 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf and graduated in 1939 with a state exam in Berlin.
From 1939 to 1941 he was conscripted as a technical draftsman in Berlin until 1944, when he was recruited from 1944 to 1945 for military service.

After the Second World War, he worked as a stage designer in Nordhausen until 1946.

In 1946, Trier moved to an apartment and a studio on Bornheim near Bonn.

In 1947, he was a founding member of the Thursday Society in Alfter near Bonn, a group of artists dedicated to compensating for the lost years of the war through intense intellectual exchange.
The lectures, discussions, concerts and exhibitions took place between 1947 and 1950 at Alfter Castle.

In 1949 he was accepted as a member of the artist group Bonn.

From 1952 to 1955 he stayed in Medellín in Colombia. He worked as a commercial artist and followed further extensive study trips to Mexico and New York.

Hann Trier was a guest lecturer from 1955 to 1956 at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts.

From 1967 onwards, he had a studio in Tuscany.

In 1973, Hann Trier moved to a studio in the Eifel.