Born and died in Dresden (died in the very last hours of the Second World War from an strained bullet), Germany where he would remain for most of his life. Studied art at the Dresden Academy as a student of Bauzer and Bracht. Hänel sometimes featured figures in his works, although he was not known for traditionally figurative work or portraiture unlike many of his contemporaries. Hänel is primarily known as a painter of animals, but among his earliest known work are scenes of Paris nightlife. Hänel was awarded numerous honors in his career, including, notably, the Gold Medal at The International Exhibition of Fine Arts at the Glaspalast in Munich. Many of his works are in the permanent collection of the Dresden Museum

Georg Hänel visited Macedonia around 1917 and 1918, likely as war artist of German solder. He has made many paintings and watercolors, painting landscapes and genre scenes around Prilep. One watercolor of a village view with women washing on the spring is in collection of the author. Another example is the painting “Women in Macedonian Clothes 1918”, sold by the auction house Martin Wendl, Rudolfstadt Germany on 6th of March 1999 (lot number 3099). Multiple Macedonian paintings are in possession of The City Gallery Dresden (Stadtische Galerie Dresden) among other: “Macedonian Tobacco Worker”.

 

Special thanks to the granddaughter of the artist, Mrs. Christine Hänel from South Africa for providing me information about the artist.

Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Prilep around 1918 watercolor
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Prilep around 1918 watercolor
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Macedonian Shepherd with the flock
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Macedonian Shepherd with the flock
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Women in Macedonian Clothes 1918
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Women in Macedonian Clothes 1918
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Women in Macedonian Clothes 1918
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Women in Macedonian Clothes 1918
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Saint Archangel Michael Monastery Prilep 1917 pencil
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Saint Archangel Michael Monastery Prilep 1917 pencil
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Saint Archangel Michael Monastery Prilep 1917 watercolor
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Saint Archangel Michael Monastery Prilep 1917 watercolor
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Landscape near Prilep 1917 pencil drawing
Georg Hänel 1879-1945 Landscape near Prilep 1917 pencil drawing

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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