Hans Erni’s Art displayed at the Museum of Printing History

February 28, 2012 by  

Located just 20 miles outside of Humble, Texas in Houston, The Graphic Arts of Hans Erni recently held the open reception at the Museum of Printing History. This is the first exhibition of his work on a grand scale within the United States.

Hans Erni is a Swiss painter and sculptor, born in 1909. Hans Erni recently celebrated his 103rd birthday on February 21st of this year. A collection of 40 of his large posters, ranging from the World War II era until the present, are being presented by Nespresso and the Consulate of Switzerland at the Museum of Printing History.

Hans Erni, most known for his unique poster printing, has completed over 150 posters. Most of his work is centered on painted illustrations. Hans Erni’s work does not involve just one category of interest. Hans Erni paints murals, posters and sculpts about science, technology and several other themes.

Erni still works away in his studio today, which is located in Switzerland. His artwork is so extensive that there is a museum dedicated solely to him named the Hans Erni Museum. His artwork is also extensively displayed all over Switzerland.

The cost to visit the museum and see Hans Erni’s work is free. Hans Erni’s work will be displayed up until June 9th, 2012. The free admission is for self-guided tours.

The Museum of Printing History is located at 1324 W. Clay in Houston. Hans Erni’s work can be seen between Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, please call 713-522-4652.

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