Hugo Dachinger British/Austrian, 1908-1995
Hugo Dachinger is a significant protagonist in the history of Austrian art. He played a pioneering role in exile art. In 1938 Dachinger escaped the Anschluss and came to London where he lived until his death in 1995. He is very well known for completing works and organizing the exhibition ‘Art Behind Barbed Wire’ during his internment on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien, which has led to his release and recognition as an artist. His works showed the hard and deprived lives of the internment camp and were painted on newspaper or wallpaper in the absence of painting utensils. Dachinger made the colors from plants and soil, white from toothpaste and brush from his own hair. With his fellow exiled artists he represented the idea of an international artistic language of modernism. He achieved great success during the war when he exhibited with artists such as Picasso, Kokoschka, Schwitters, Braque, Klee, Dufy, Ernst, De Chirico and more in West End Galleries.
Dachinger’s work is part of collections such as the Batliner Collection at the Albertina Museum but is also presented in the collections of English museums such as the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the Manx National Heritage, Isle of Man and Ben Uri Museum, London - as part of the national heritage.
ON PAPERGroup Exhibition 20 Jan - 11 Mar 2023The group exhibition 'ON PAPER' establishes a dialogue between selected contemporary artists and 20th century masters, presenting exclusively a single medium, works on paper.
WORKS ON PAPERGroup Exhibition 20 Feb - 6 Mar 2018Galerie Suppan Fine Arts' first show in 2018, Works on Paper , presents a diverse selection of drawings, watercolors, collages and graphics by international and austrian artists. This is intended...
HUGO DACHINGERRetrospective 16 Feb - 2 Apr 2017The exhibition itself once again shows a retrospective of this artist, who lived in exile in England from 1938. As a painter, graphic designer and designer, he is regarded as...
WOP ART19 - 22 Sep 2019We participated at the WopArt Fair in Lugano 2019. The fair tookplace between 19 and 22 September at Centro Esposizioni Lugano. The focus of our presentation at Booth A13 was on works on paper by international modern and contemporary artists. PRESENTED ARTISTS Herbert Bayer, Michael Craig-Martin, Hugo Puck Dachinger, Auguste Herbin, Wolfgang Herzig, Hildegard Joos, Kiki Kogelnik, Hermann Nitsch, Julian Opie, Florentina Pakosta, Rudolf Ray, Franz Ringel, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely, Erwin Wurm, Adolf Born, Herbert Brandl, Hans Staudacher