Hans Moller

1905 - 2000

Hans Moller was a German born American artist who worked mostly in an abstract format and is primarily considered to have been a colorist. Studied at the local Kunstgewerbeschule, Wuppertal-Barmen before attending the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin.

In 1936 he emigrated to the united States from Germany to protect his Jewish wife, Helen Rosenblum from the Nazis. Once settled in the U.S. he went to work for the advertising firm Lord and Thomas as a graphic designer and works of his from that endeavor were exhibited at MOMA as part of a group exhibition in 1949. The first solo exhibition of his paintings was held in 1942 at the Bonestell Gallery in New York City. In the following twenty years or so he had some twenty five solo exhibitions at various galleries. Moller created paintings in a 

multiplicity of styles, including; expressionismabstractionismsurrealismcubismpointillism, and fauvism. Later he was represented for a stretch ending in 1995 by the Midtown-Payson Gallery in New York City. Therein in 1995 the Dusseldorf gallerist Torsten Bröhan put together an exhibition of Moller’s work; it was the first solo exhibition of Moller's work in Germany.

Public Collections

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Princeton Art Museum, Princeton University, NJ

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St Louis, MO

Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

New York University, New York, NY

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Hirshhorn Museum of Art,Washington DC

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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