An Exhibition of Works by Hans Päpke
"Birds of Paradise," Acrylic on Canvas
Abstract paintings, landscapes, floral studies, and welded sculptures by Cincinnati artist Hans Päpke. Known for his bright palette and playful style, Hans has exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Closson’s, and the Cincinnati Art Club.
Mary Ran Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Cincinnati-based artist Hans Päpke (b. 1937). Hans is known for his bright palette and playful, geometric style. Abstract works, landscapes, floral studies, and welded sculptures will be on display. Hans attended the prestigious Folkwang Akademie in Essen, Germany, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati. He has exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Closson’s, and the Cincinnati Art Club.
The exhibition runs May 12 – June 3, 2023. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 12, from 5-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Mary Ran Gallery, located at 3668 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Visit www.MaryRanGallery.com or call 513.871.5604 for more information.
About Hans Päpke
Hans Päpke was born in Neubrandenburg, Germany in 1937. After graduating from the Folkwang Akademie, Hans worked in advertising, creating designs for BMW, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola, as well as designing spaces for their offices and convention displays. When Hans married his wife, Ute, in 1963, he moved to the United States. Hans began his long career with Cincinnati Gas & Electric, now Duke Energy. Though having limited English skills, but an impressive Art Portfolio, he was promoted to manager of Public Affairs at CG&E. Hans was also in charge of the Holiday Train Display, a traditional holiday event attended by thousands for 49 years. Hans was chosen by two corporations and a business group to design three pigs for Cincinnati\’s Big Pig Gig in 2000. Hans has designed furniture and a personal garden that features many of his intriguing sculptures. Hans has had exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Closson\’s, Miller Gallery, and many local exhibitions in his sixty-year career. His art is also in many local and international private collections.
About Mary Ran Gallery
Established in 1976, Mary Ran Gallery is a fine art gallery that has contributed greatly to the local and global 19th and 20th century American and European art market. An active member of the Cincinnati arts community, owner Mary Ran has been on several boards including President of the Women\’s Committee, Duveneck Association, and Volunteer Associations Committee at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the board of Northern Kentucky University\’s Steely Library, and a Member of the Development Committee at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She was also a board Member of the Women\’s Art Club Foundation at the Barn for ten years, serving as President for four.
The gallery also offers comprehensive art consultation services, with professional advice on all aspects of buying and selling fine art. The Mary Ran Gallery is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers, offering investment counseling, consignment, portrait commission, restoration and framing services. For more information about the gallery, visit www.MaryRanGallery.com or call 513.871.5604. The gallery is located at 3668 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208.
Contact: (513) 871-5604
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- May 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Sat)
- May 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Mon)
- May 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Tue)
- May 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Wed)
- Jun 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Thu)
- Jun 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Fri)
- Jun 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Sat)
Additional time info:
An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 12, from 5-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be on display from Saturday, May 13 - Saturday, June 3 during gallery hours.
*Appointment recommended, but not required. Please call 513-871-5604 or email email@example.com.
3668 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Parking lot and street parking available.