Wiese Erich, , 1891-1979 /  ,   - Hirschberg

Erich Wiese

Erich Wiese (1891-1979)

Born in Liebau Wiese was educated as a historian of art. From 1925 he was a curator in the Silesian Museum of Fine Arts in Breslau and 4 years later he took the position of the director of this institution. He retained it until 1933 when he was forced to resign after which he moved to Hirschberg and opened an antiquary shop. He left Silesia in 1945, 5 years later he was offered the position of the director of Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt.

Duration of this collection in Silesia: around 1920 - 1945
Description of the collection:

Wiese assembled a collection of painting on glass mostly from the area of Giant Mountains consisting of 1283 objects. A portion of them was probably acquired by the Museum in Jelenia Góra around the end of the war. The collector marked the reverse sides with information on the dates of their creation, provenance and the place of their acquisition. The mark of ownership were his initials or full name under the text. Standing out among numerous works of folk artists in Wiese's collection were the abstract compositions of his contemporaries Johann Molzahn and Walter Dexel.

Categories of works of art in this collection: Painting (5)

Malarstwo na szkle, Katalog zbiorów Muzeum Karkonoskiego w Jeleniej Górze, Halina Słomska (ed.), Jelenia Góra 2009

Localization: Hirschberg (Jelenia Góra) - Am Vogelberg 1 (today's ul. Ptasia)
Authors of this entry:
  • Magdalena Palica
Published on: 25 / 05 / 2010
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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