1900 Berlin – 1975 Berlin
Being born in Berlin in 1900 and dying there in 1975, Hans Uhlmann defined the art of abstract metal sculpture in postwar Germany like no other artist. After an engineering apprenticeship he turned to art in 1925. From 1926 to 1933 he assisted Max Kloß at the Technischen Universität in Berlin. He experimented with geometric figures and from 1932 he began to use wire, which would become characteristic for his work.