Gropius House

Birthday Card: Hinnerk Scheper, 1953

Scheper (1897-1957 )studied at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar from the winter semester of 1919, where he attended Johannes Itten’s preliminary course. In 1920, he worked as a journeyman in the wall painting department under Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer and attended classes taught by Paul Klee. In 1922, he gained his master’s certificate at the Chamber of Crafts Weimar. He married the Bauhaus student Louise Berkenkamp the same year.

In 1925, Walter Gropius appointed Scheper to the Bauhaus as a junior master. From 1925 to 1933, he directed his workshop of mural painting, one of the most important within the Bauhaus in Dessau and Berlin.