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Bernhard Hasler was born in Schreckendorf (Province of Silesia) in 1884. He was a German painter, graphic artist, and drawing teacher. In 1906 (or 1907) he moved to Berlin and became a student of Emil Orlik and Lovis Corinth. In 1913 he began teaching at Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Berlin University of Art), and in 1914 was awarded the Villa Romana Prize at the Deutscher Künstlerbund (Alliance of German Artists) Exhibition of Graphic. He was one of the founding members of the Novembergruppe, a group of German expressionist artists and architects formed in Berlin in 1918. In the 1920’s Hasler created masterly paintings inspired by the view of Berlin City. These paintings were shown annually every year in the galleries of the Preussische Akademie der Künste (Prussian Academy of Arts). Most of his paintings belong to private art collectors. Bernhard Hasler died of a bomb attack in 1945, and is buried at Alter Friedhof in Bad Oldesloe (Schleswig-Holstein).

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Hasler, Bernhard: Man embracing a Seraph, Leo Baeck Institute, 78.512.