Hans Weiss has been
drawing and painting all of his life. As a young
boy living in a German Village, Malthern (Zips)
in Slovakia, he showed a great talent in art.
Many of his paintings were exhibited throughout
the region. At the age of thirteen he was granted
a commission for the first time.
Because of the Second World War all of his
early paintings and drawings were lost. He and
his family were placed in a concentration camp.
After one year there they were sent to live in
Eastern Germany. Then, at the age of fourteen,
Hans started to paint again, using brushes made
from his mothers hair.
At the age of eighteen Hans came to the United
States where he attended various art schools in
Many of his drawings and paintings are a
reflection of his travel experiences in the
United States including Alaska, and in Europe,
Egypt, India, Mexico and many interesting islands
and of his early child hood.
His favorite subjects are the past life of his
own people from his small village in Slovakia and
other ethnic cultures including the American
Indians. The media he works in are: oil,
Watercolor, Pen and Ink, and Pencil.
HIS EXPERIENCE IN THE STUDY OF ART:
The Hartford Art School ( University of
Hartford) studying under: Mr. McManis, Oil
Portraits and Landscapes - Mr Zimmerman, Oil -
Mr. Cowing, Watercolor Painting - Mr. Korder,
Mural Painting (Oil) - Mr. Hammer, Watercolor
(West Hartford Art League) - The Art Students
League in New York City under Miss Anita Steckel,
Oil. Here, at the Art Students League, Hans
studied impressionistic painting techniques of
such great masters as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet,
and Pissaro, among others.