Germany - 1925 - 1994
Heinz Hugo Erich Elsas was an artist born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1925. He began his artistic career as a self-taught professional. A resident of Brazil since 1936, Elsas is heavily influenced by the country's culture, specifically from the Northeast. In 1945 he is mentored by Lasar Segall and completes his first solo exhibition at the Ministério da Educação e Cultura, MEC in Rio De Janeiro. As of 1970, the artist lived in São Paulo and completed murals for Banco Safra in 1971 and Banco Cidade de São Paulo in 1976.