WELL HABICHT (German, 1884-1966)
„Bunter Scherenschnitt“ (Coloured Scissorcut), 1918
Collage on paper.
Well Habicht worked as a sculptor in Darmstadt, Germany.
He was one of the first members of the Group „Die Darmstaedter Sezession“.
In a review of the „Herbstausstellung 1921“ (Autumnexhibition 1921) of the „Darmstaedter Sezession“ his sculptures are
described as follows:
Naivität des Ausdruckshaften und die absichts- lose Einfachheit gewachsener Gebärden. “ Habichts coloured scissorcuts are mentioned in C. Mierendorffs, H. Schiebelhuths and Wuerths expressionist periodical
“Die Dachstube“ (The Garret) , Darmstadt, 1918. It is obvious, that the scissorcut is a sculptors work because it
is strongly focused on the form. In 1928, Habicht was awarded the famous „Georg-Büchner- Preis“
(Georg Büchner medal) for outstanding artistic achievement.
He became well known for his work at the „Hessische Keramische Manufaktur AG.“, Darmstadt, Germany.