Sunday, March 17, 2013
Spring Festival in Marzahn in 1981
Hans-Hermann Schlicker is a German graphic artist, painter and book illustrator.
Hans-Hermann Schlicker grew up in Leipzig on. After his release from American captivity in late 1946, he returned back to his home and took his A-levels. Then he studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Later he became a master student at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Since 1956 he has worked as a freelance artist. His work includes numerous book illustrations, theater posters (eg for the German Theatre in Berlin), press drawings, prints, portraits and watercolors. He also illustrated some of the popular books in the GDR youth magazine series The New Adventures. Many of his watercolors are inspired by long-distance travel, but also through theater scenes.
Since 1992 he was responsible for the Berlin newspapers and books published miniatures of buildings in Berlin. He now lives in Bad Pyrmont. This cover commemorates his Berlin Miniatures during the District Spring Festival in a suburb of Berlin – the new town created by the communists in the ‘70s to overcome the acute shortage of housing in Berlin.
Thank you Marco for this cover.