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Hans Weiss Artwork

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-0003

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 3 large framed sketches and 31 unframed pencil sketches of prominent Connecticut residents.

Dates

  • 1982-2008

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Hans Weiss has been drawing and painting all of his life. Born in a German village in the Zipser region of Slovakia, he and his family were placed in a concentration camp for a year before being sent to live in East Germany. After two years in the East, Hans and his family escaped to West Germany.

Weiss came to the United States at the age of eighteen, attending various art schools in Connecticut. Hans Weiss settled in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has a studio and museum. The author of three books, Weiss's work can be found in many books, postcards, private collections and museums.

Detailed information regarding the artist and his work can be found on his website.

Extent

7.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains over thirty sketches by artist Hans Weiss.

Provenance and Acquisition

The majority of the collection was donated in 2008; additional pieces have been subsequently added by the artist.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to various aspects of Connecticut history. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

  • Art Subject Source: Fast
  • Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Title
Hans Weiss Artwork
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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