‘Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz’ features vibrant paintings of places and people by the Austrian émigré artist who made his home in London and West Somerset.
Hans Schwarz (1922–2003) was a child of Jewish heritage in pre-war Vienna and was sent to safety in England where he worked at the Cadbury factory in Bournville near Birmingham.
He was soon interned as an enemy alien but on his return to Birmingham he trained as an artist and became a successful illustrator.
But his first love was painting and after a period working in London, he and his family moved to Stogursey in Somerset where he worked full-time on painting, sculpture and writing.
Opens 21 October 2017 to 3 March 2018
At The Museum of Somerset, TA1 4AA
Published on September 26, 2017 // South West Heritage Trust