Terry Haass

Český Těšín 1923 – Paris 2016

Printmaker, painter, sculptor and archeologist was born in Czechoslovakia in 1923. Fleeing Nazism, she would relocate to Paris in the 1930s and in 1941 through Lisbon would land in New York where she received a scholarship to the Art Students’ League. Haass took lessons by sculptor Osip Zadkine and began working at the experimental and influential workshop, Atelier 17, in 1946 where she met Pollock, de Kooning, Gorky and others. In 1950s she workes in Atelier Roger Lacourière, where she met Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Masson and where she introduced her friend Hans Hartung. Her work was greatly influenced by Einstein’s theories of time and space and she incorporated these revolutionary ideas into her work. Haass has been the subject of extensive retrospectives by Czech émigré Art historian Petr Spielmann at the Museum Bochum, Germany in 1975 and the Olomouc Museum of Art, Czech Republic. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Cleveland Museum of Art and many others.

Literature: Petr Spielmann (ed.), Terry Haass. Světlo – čas – prostor / Lumière – temps – espace. Olomouc Museum of Art. Olomouc 2006; Petr Spielmann, Terry Haass – Licht und Raum: Hommage à Albert Einstein. Museum Bochum, Bochum 1978.


Corps noir
Inventory number: r0031
Size: 29 × 30 × 57 cm
Material: plexi-glass
Period: post-war
Country of origin: France
Year made: ca. 1977
Status: unavailable


Corps blanc I.
Inventory number: r0032
Size: 40 × 37 × 37 cm, socle diameter 13, h. 16 cm
Material: plexi-glass
Period: post-war
Country of origin: France
Year made: 1982
Status: non-available


Corps blanc II.
Inventory number: r0033
Size: 15 × 12 × 38 cm
Material: plexi-glass
Period: post-war
Country of origin: France
Year made: ca. 1982
Status: unavailable


Corps blanc III.
Inventory number: r0034
Size: 40 × 37 × 37 cm, socle diameter 13, h. 16 cm
Material: plexi-glass
Period: post-war
Country of origin: France
Year made: ca. 1982
Status: unavailable


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