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Gouache painting by Hans Feibusch in pastel pink, yellow and green. Four classical figures in togas and wreath crowns stretch and reach for each other.

The Hans Feibusch Archive and Studio

In 1997 the Gallery received the entire contents of Hans Feibusch’s studio.

We are also home to the Hans Feibusch Archive of photographs and ephemera along with paintings, drawings, sculptures and much more.

The German émigré artist Hans Feibusch (1898-1998) arrived in Britain in the 1930s. He moved here following persecution from the Nazis and inclusion in the infamous ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition.

On our shores, Feibusch became a celebrated painter of murals in churches and public buildings, including Chichester Cathedral. In 1997, Pallant House Gallery received the entire contents of his North London studio. The studio formerly belonged to the sculptor Edwin Landseer, and was used by Feibusch for almost 60 years, from his arrival in Britain until 1997.

The Hans Feibusch collection includes around 80 paintings, 50 sculptures, several hundred drawings, studies and copies of all Feibusch’s lithographs (around 50 prints including proof stages). Likewise, the Gallery houses the artist’s sketch books, easels, brushes, props, furniture and books – over 1,700 items in total. We are also lucky enough to add the Hans Feibusch Archive of photographs and ephemera to our collection.

Pastel drawing by Hans Feibusch of a partly clothed woman in a white dress/

Untitled (Figure Study)

Hans Feibusch, no date, pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Pastel drawing by Hans Feibusch of a battle scene. Five in armour on horses with lances. Two men fight on a cliff in the background.

Preparatory Study for Mural

Hans Feibusch, no date, pastel and charcoal on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Charcoal drawing by Hans Feibusch of a hooded woman holding an emaciated figure.

Study for Pietà

Hans Feibusch, no date, charcoal and conte crayon on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

A charcoal drawing by Hans Feibusch of a classical figure wearing a toga with his hand and head raised to the left.

Untitled Figure Study (Seated male figure with arm raised)

Hans Feibusch, 1961, charcoal and conte crayon on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Charcoal drawing of a woman in white with a cloth headdress. She is seated with her eyes closed and hands raised.

Untitled Figure Study (Seated female figure)

Hans Feibusch, 1949, charcoal and conte crayon on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

A pastel drawing by Hans Feibusch of a soldier in armour. He is seated without his helmet, holding a sword with his head titled to the left.

Warrior (Preparatory Study for Newport Civic Centre Mural)

Hans Feibusch, c. 1964, pastel and charcoal on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Gouache painting by Hans Feibusch in pastel pink, yellow and green. Four classical figures in togas and wreath crowns stretch and reach for each other.

Preparatory Study for Mural

Hans Feibusch, 1952, gouache on card, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

An abstract drawing by Hans Feibusch of a minotaur figure being attacked by three dogs.

Preparatory Study (Diana and Actaeon)

Hans Feibusch, 1968, pastel and gouache on paper Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Pastel drawing by Hans Feibusch of a robed man trying to reign in a rearing horse.

Untitled Preparatory Study (Male figure with rearing horse)

Hans Feibusch, no date, pastel and pencil on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Pastel and gouache painting by Hans Feibusch of male and female ballerinas in blue and red.

Untitled Study for a Ballet (Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux, a divertissement)

Hans Feibusch, 1958, pastel and gouache on card, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997)
© By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation

Pastel drawing by Hans Feibusch of a man and two dogs hunting a stag. In pastel shades of green, yellow, pink and blue.

Hans Feibusch, Untitled Study for a Mural (Diana and Actaeon)

Hans Feibusch, Untitled Study for a Mural (Diana and Actaeon), no date, pastel on paper, Feibusch Studio, Gift of the Artist (1997) © By Permission of The Werthwhile Foundation