Bauhaus centenary | Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

This month at Geelong Gallery we see an exhibition of works by Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965), which mark the centenary of the German, Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture (1919-1933). The Bauhaus principles had a remarkable influence across Europe and abroad during its 14 years of operation. Hirschfeld Mack was a student at the school and it was there he developed his skills in colour theory and abstraction.

Hirschfeld Mack was deported to Australia in 1940. From 1942-1957 he enjoyed a professional career as art master at Geelong Grammar, where he fostered the traditions of the Bauhaus movement in his students. This show celebrates 40 years of the artist’s creative practice with paintings, prints, and three-dimensional objects. On view until 26 May.

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965), Untitled (Mother and child), 1962, monotype and watercolour. Geelong Gallery collectionGift of Mrs Olive Hirschfeld, 1976. Courtesy Geelong Gallery, Victoria