This remarkable lithograph by the German painter Hans Nowak shows a depiction of Christ in agony. He is shown underneath the crown of thorns, his face contorted with pain, with his mouth slightly open.
The lithograph is in good condition and shows only a small crinkle at the lower edge. It is signed lower right in pencil “Hans Nowak” and provided with the numbering “11/70”. The overall dimensions are 61 x 40 cm, the dimensions of the image 42.5 x 37 cm.
Hans Nowak (1922-1996
Nowak, who was born in Halle on the Saale, has early been interested in painting. Thanks to a painter friend who helped him, he started his education early on and entered an art school. To further perfect his paintings, he moved to Munich where he lived with fellow artists. Nowak’s career began to develop after the end of the Second World War, when his expressive landscape paintings had been exhibited with great success. Nowak mixes all his colours himself so that each painting has a unique colour impact. The painter became dubiously famous when he and a friend gave a faked Monet to restoration at a museum in Braunschweig. After observing for a while the fuss the museum people were creating over the painting, Nowak resolved the case.