Hans Georg Lenzen. Mit leichter Hand

Hans Georg Lenzen - he was not only a gifted draftsman, painter, author
and translator but a passionate university teacher, too.

He was head of the Peter-Behrens-Werkkunstschule Düsseldorf from 1972
onwards, dean of the department, teaching for drawing, illustration, theory
of design for the corresponding branch.

As he spoke many languages he was also successful in translating novels,
essays, non-fictional books and numerous books for children. All were
nominated for the German »Literaturpreis« and received awards of the
»Stiftung Buchkunst«.

The desire for the metaphor. This is made visible through the contributions
and pictures in the artist’s monograph at hand. Continuous subjects were
the world as a place action; e.g. social subjects in their respective complexity; the stage with both its tragic and comic characters. For Hans Georg Lenzen
the focus was always put on the allegoric view, the mystery behind a picture.

The book was designed by Marie Mick
as part of her MA-thesis and supervised by Prof. Irmgard Sonnen.