Hans Breder was born in Germany, in 1935. He studied architecture and painting and in 1964 moved to New York where he became the sculptor George Rickey’s assistant. In 1967, Breder had his first New York show - a sold out presentation of constructivist sculptures at the Richard Feigen Gallery. Shortly afterwards he accepted a teaching job at the University of Iowa where he founded the Intermedia and Video Art Program – one of the most influential programs of the time.
One of the extraordinary things about Breder’s work is the physical beauty and quality of the prints. A self taught photographer and printer Breder shot 2 ¼” square film on a Rolleiflex and printed on an enlarger which he set up in his studio. Making primarily 16 x 20” silver gelatin prints the works have remained largely untouched since their printing (circa 1970). (source: Danziger Gallery)