From Taos and Beyond: The Art and Odyssey of Hans Paap
Nedra Matteucci Galleries is pleased to announce From Taos and Beyond: The Art and Odyssey of Hans Paap, our premier exhibition of paintings by world traveler and gifted artist Hans Paap (1890-1976), opening November 9, 2019. This exhibition features his distinctive and far-reaching achievements in portraiture and landscape paintings from the Southwestern United States, Europe, South America, and beyond.
“This exhibition represents the lifelong travels and painting brilliance of an unheralded master," says Gallery Owner Nedra Matteucci. "Early Taos artist Hans Paap is rediscovered through his colorful paintings, many of which have never before been offered for sale.”
The opening will feature a book signing for the recently published biography Hans Paap: Portraits and Landscapes by author Nancy Paap, well-known weaver and daughter of the artist. "This book arose from my quest to learn more about the life and work of my late father," she writes. "I saw him for the last time when I was four-and-a-half years old, and it was not until I was 20 that I heard his name spoken again." This book explores the adventurous, mysterious, and largely unheralded life and work of Hans Paap.