Ernst Hassebrauk

(1905 - 1974)

Although his artistic beginnings were initially expressionist, Ernst Hassebrauk (1905-1974) devoted himself to the Dutch old masters after his internal immigration under the National Socialists. Hassebrauk did not allow himself to be hindered by more recent developments in his examination of the Dutch masters and the motifs they had influenced, such as still lifes. He succeeded in translating the baroque world of images and colors into the 20th century. (E.W., J.D.)


born in Dresden
1925 - 1927
after graduating from high school, studies at the Academy of Applied Arts and the Technical University in Dresden
1927 - 1932
student at the Staatliche Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig (today Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig). Hassebrauk becomes a master student of Willi Geiger (1878-1971, father of Rupprecht Geiger). At the same time he studies art history, education and philosophy at the University of Leipzig
Marriage to Charlotte Wießner
works in Dresden
1946 - 1949
teaches at the Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig
Appointment as professor
freelance artist in Dresden
start of the great adaptation work after the Dresden art treasures returned from the Soviet Union, especially those of the Green Vault and the Porcelain Collection
the 'Dresden Picture Book' is published, with drawings by Hassebrauk and a text by Fritz Löffler
dies in Dresden
19.05. - 24.06.1979
first sales exhibition at Galerie Döbele Ravensburg, since then in the gallery program
monograph 'Ernst Hassebrauk - Leben und Werk', ed. Hedwig Döbele, Belser Verlag, Stuttgart
27.07. - 17.08.2019
final exhibition 'It all began with Hassebrauk' at Galerie Döbele Dresden
26.06. - 07.08.2021
exhibition 'The baroque Hassebrauk' at Döbele Kunst Mannheim