Erich Engelbrecht dans son atelier à Holterdorf, Melle

Erich Engelbrecht dans son atelier à Holterdorf, Melle

Erich Engelbrecht

 

During 1974, Erich Engelbrecht visited Werner Haftmann, at the time the first Director of the National Gallery in Berlin. He presented him with some examples of his graphics and pictures of his paintings. Werner Haftmann scrutinized them long and thoughtfully. Finally, he raised his head and said: “I imagined being familiar with all important art movements of the 20th century, but I can’t find anything your work could be similar to.” After a further short break: “Maybe Viktor Brauner?” After pausing even shorter: ’“No, not even him. Your work is totally unique.”