Hans Coper

Works

  • Hc04
  • Hc06
  • Hc07
  • Hc08

Biography

Hans Coper was born in Chemnitz in April of 1920, and his family lived in Reichenbach, Dresden and Leipzig. In 1939 he left Germany and came to England as a refugee.
In 1946, he met Lucie Rie and began to work at the Albion Mews Pottery. He became a British Subject in 1958, and the following year he moved Digswell, Hertfordshire, where he was one of the founding members of a local architectural group.
During the 1960's he made two large murals composed of ceramic discs and designed a wide range of ceramic claddings. In 1960, he began teaching at Camberwell School of Art and in 1966 at the Royal College of Art, after returning to London in 1963. In 1967 he moved to Frome, Somerset, where he died in 1981.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1997
Hans Coper, solo exhibition, at Galerie Besson, London, UK

1988
Hans Coper, solo exhibition, at Galerie Besson, London, UK


GROUPS EXHIBITIONS

2009
Peter Collingwood - Hans Coper, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK
Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

2008
Hans Coper - Lucie Rie, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

2006
Lucie Rie - Hans Coper, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

2002
Hand Coper & Peter CollingwoodOct, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

1994
Hans Coper e Lucie Rie, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

1993
Hans Coper e Lucie Rie, group exhibition at Galerie Besson, London, UK

1969
Peter Collingwood e Hans Coper, group exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

1951
Hans Coper e Lucie Rie, group exhibition presso il padiglione Home & Gardens, London, UK

Exhibitions

Officine Saffi Gallery Galerie Besson

Galerie Besson, Retrospective of a lifelong passion

From 23 March 2012 to 21 May 2012