Pictures of
Horst Janssen

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Artists portrait of Horst Janssen

Horst Janssen

  • Born: 14. November 1929 in Hamburg
  • Died: 31. August 1995
Horst Janssen born in Hamburg on Nov. 14th, 1929, is regarded as one of the most exceptional and talented artists and etchers of the 20th century. From 1946 to 1951, he studied at the School of Art in Hamburg, where at an early stage he developed a liking for illustrations, woodblock- and linoleum prints as well as drawing. His monumental woodblock colour prints of the early 1950's saw him develop his own pictorial language in which large abstract elements contrasted with structures of a much smaller scale. Towards the end of that decade, he intensified his interest in etching, a technique which saw the concentration of outlines move to the forefront of his work. Outlines and stroke structures became Janssen's arti- stic "skin", and he used them with devastating effect to depict what he saw as the typical anatomical and physi- cal flaws in people. He described this with the phrase "cripple-like gnomes and randy little Sibylle." Among his most important works are the self-portraits he started turning out in an almost obsessive manner from the start of the 1960s. In some of these, he portrayed himself in an utterly self- destructive way. Driven by the compulsion that he always needed to draw, Janssen produced one of the most prolific collections of graphic art of this century, work that had its roots in the influences of artists like James Ensor, Paul Klee, Max Klinger, Goya and Piranesi. His numerous illustrations to literary texts and compositions of his own also met with critical acclaim. Horst Janssen died in 1996.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Realism.
Horst Janssen was mainly concerned with the following motives: Flowers.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors pastel, gray and white.

Art Prints

We deliver exclusively art prints from well-known art publishers in brilliant quality, such as the art print »Vier Tage Amaryllis« from Horst Janssen. Classic art prints are normally produced by offset or screen printing. In this case, often also spot colours and embossments are used.

Stretcher on canvas

Our canvas prints are handmade in our own workshop. Either the canvas print or the art print laminated on a canvas is stretched onto a quality keyless frame. Perfectly wedged and provided with a suspension, the canvas image can be hung directly. Optionally, we also offer each canvas picture framed, i.e. with floater frame. »Vier Nächte Amaryllis« of Horst Janssen as a canvas image also beautifies your home.

Framed pictures

We frame almost every picture. You can choose from many different frames. Passepartouts are just as much a part of your choice as are various options for surface protection. So »Tagebuch der Amaryllis« of Horst Janssen becomes a highlight for your living room or bedroom.