Hans Haffenrichter counts among the most important German artists of the 20th century. Even though Hans Haffenrichter at first decided to become a craftsman, it was the art of Matthias Grünewald that impressed him so much after World War I, in which he had fought as a soldier, that he felt the urge to become an artist. In the following he studied art with numerous teachers and eventually attended the Weimar Bauhaus in 1921, before he completed his education at the academy in Copenhagen in 1924. Having received such comprehensive training, Hans Haffenrichter turned to use the entire range of means of artistic expression: He made paintings, drawings, gouaches and watercolors, which showed both figurative as well as abstract tendencies. His color compositions and the rhythmically arranged image concept show clear influences of Bauhaus teachings. Hans Haffenrichter's work has been honored in numerous exhibitons.