Hans Burkhardt (December 20, 1904 – April 22, 1994) moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1937 and worked here until his death in 1994. During hs long career, he produced some of the greatest abstract expressionist paintings of his time. His work deals with contrasting themes like beauty and death or hope and despair.
Gallery owner Jack Rutberg is is an expert on Burkhardt's life and his art. He gives us an overview amongst several Burkhardt paintings at his gallery in Los Angeles.
Video by Mark Walsh, January 2012