Hans Hartung was a German-French painter and graphic artist, who is one of the most important representatives of European Informalism. Hartung began to study philosophy and art history at the University of Leipzig in 1924, but changed to the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig and Dresden.
- Born: 21 September 1904
- Place of birth: Leipzig, Saxony
- Died on: 8 December 1989
- Nationality: German/ French
- Studied at: University of Leipzig, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
- Teacher: Max Doerner
- Similar artists: Antoni Tapies, Sam Francis
- Era: Postmodernism, contemporary art
- Stylistic direction: Informal art
In 1932, he relocated to Paris, where he got to know famous artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miro, and Alexander Calder.