David Schneuer

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings and drawings by David Schneuer. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

David Schneuer was an artist born in Przemyƛl, Poland in 1905 and grew up in Berlin, Germany. After graduating from the Munchner Kunstgewerbeschule, he moved to Paris, where he collaborated with many leading artists. Between 1927 and 1932 he lived and worked in Munich as a poster painter for the Kammerspiele in Schauspiellaus. In 1930 he began to design stage sets for the theater. He worked with one of the most renowned German set designers, Otto Reigbert through whom his artistic sensibility matured. While most artists for the theatre painted in either a constructivist typography or a more flowerly Art-Deco inspired manner, Schneuer’s posters formally reveal a unique balance between spontaneous design and more geometric lettering. He was later arrested in 1933 and interned at Dachau. Upon his release, Schneuer departed for Prague and then to Israel.

 

Arriving in Tel Aviv, Schneuer worked as a graphic designer in various advertising agencies. He began to collaborate with the architect Aba Pinchel in 1937, designing structures such as the "Piltz Cafe" in Tel Aviv, and the Dan Hotels in Tel Aviv, Herziliya and Haifa. Among his most famous works is his design for the logo of "Blueband" Margarine and for "Textile Shampoo" (1939). Additionally he participated in the advertising campaigns for "Sintabon" Soap (1958) and "Neka 7" (1964). Schneuer also produced many drawings and paintings and had a number of solo exhibitions.

 

Common motifs can be seen in his paintings - subtle eroticism, sensuous characters, and exuberant humor enhanced by refined colors. Thomas Mann and the plight of the common man influenced Schneuer while in Germany. Ultimately, from the late 1960's onward, his work seemed to deal less with reality than with its reflection. The figures seemed to arise from La Boheme, Baudelaire, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cheret and Mucha. His work was a Munich version of early Twentieth Century Paris, fashioned in Tel Aviv at the later part of the century. His memories of people, places, and relationships past were recessed deep into his subconscious.

 

Unaffected by the ever-changing world about him, Schneuer continued to develop his expressionist style until his death.

 

In 1988 David Schneuer died in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

 

 

Works in Public Collections

 

Boston Museum of Fine Art, Massachusetts
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Joensuu Art Museum, Finland
Munich Municipal Museum, Germany
Provincial Museum for Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland  
Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria  
Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, California
Spertus Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Vancouver Museum, BC, Canada