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"Impulse" (c.1960)

oil on board

90 x 60cm

signed lower right

*estate of the late Maximillian Feuerring


Feuerring was an important Polish, Jewish Abstract artist. Feuerring studied in Berlin, Florence and Rome. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw until World War II, when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp in Murnau, Germany. He witnessed 52 members of his family, including his wife and parents perish in the gas chambers. After the war he was a member of the 'New Generation' of artists in Poland reacting against classical and nationalistic concepts in art. He was Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Munich from 1945 to 1950, immigrating to Sydney in 1950. He was a significant figure in the Australian abstract movement, and one of the most influential immigrant artists of the 20th century, alongside Desiderius Orban & Jose Rose. He held over 100 one-man exhibitions and took part in group shows throughout the world. Feuerring's works are represented in several state and overseas public collections, including the Art Gallery Of NSW.

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