THE LIFE OF LUDWIG HIRSCHFELD-MACK

LHM-cover-artThe long awaited biography of former art master, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (staff 1942–57), can be pre-ordered now at this link: https://www.historysmiths.com.au/shop/ Hirschfeld-Mack was among the first students of the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919. Written by Resi Schwarzbauer with the support of Hirschfeld-Mack’s grandson, Chris Bell, this book is a culmination of two decades of research, drawing on extensive private family archives and oral histories. For the first time, it reveals the full details of Hirschfeld-Mack’s extraordinary life as so much more than a Bauhaus artist — teacher, musician, inventor, performer, pacifist — a man of compassion and resilience. It is illustrated throughout with both black-and-white and colour images.

The book includes three chapters on Hirschfeld-Mack’s time at Geelong Grammar School, providing captivating information and anecdotes about his activities in the art school and his impact on his students, and on art education in Australia more broadly. It also reveals the full circumstances of his arrival at Geelong Grammar School from Tatura internment camp, and the efforts of Sir James Darling to bring him to the school.

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: more than a Bauhaus artist will be officially launched at the Museum of Brisbane on 16 April, to coincide with the final weekend of the Bauhaus Now exhibition which features a number of Hirschfeld-Mack’s artworks: https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/bauhaus-now/

OGGs and others who wish to collect their book from the School do not need to pay postage. Simply enter the address of the School (50 Biddlecombe Ave, Corio VIC 3214) in the delivery field and you will not be charged postage. Books will be available to collect from mid-April.

 

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