Brauer was born in Leipzig, known also as an illustrator and sculptor and he or his close relatives probably/possibly immigrated (after WW-II?) to New-Zealand. The artist be-quested several of his works to the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in 1965.
The bird of paradise was acquired many years ago, the parrot (macaw) was found in December 2022 and no doubt because of the illegible signature did not find an immediate buyer. I honestly believe his obscured and forgotten printmaker deserves a better place in the history of fine printmaking.
Below some more small sized etched examples (lucky finds) in this collection by this artist.
Brauer, Johannes (Hans) (Leipzig 24-02-1887 - After 1965 probably/possibly New-Zealand)
Painter, illustrator, advertisement artist, graphic artist and printmaker. Studied at Leipzig “Akademie für Graphischen Künste und Buchgewerbe” and at Munich academy.
Probably emigrated to New-Zealand. In 1965 the Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand received a collection of prints as a personal gift from the artist.
Leipzig “Zeichenschule Brauer” saw painter sculptor Max Klinger (1857-1920) following Sunday class courses.
Dresslers KHB 1930: Leipzig-Stünz, Zweenfurtherstrasse 5