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#1 soren1941

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:39 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know of any german war artists? I've seen some pieces in the past, however my google results produced nothing!

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#2 Owen

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:27 PM

Soren this is the first hit when I Googled.
"official german war art"

Nazi War Art

Wilhelm Sauter
Franz Eichhorst
Georg Lebrecht
Otto Engelhardt-Kyffhäuser

etc etc etc

Kunst im Deutschen Reich
Nazi Art Magazines - Kunst im deutschen Reich


Haus der Deutschen Kunst, Part 1

have a look here too (edit look at this first, they're bloody amazing)
Haus der Deutschen Kunst 3
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:10 PM

Fabulous Owen, must be my computer!
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:15 PM

Some more names to Google from 'German war art 1939-45' by William P Yenne (Nice book that on checking seems to be quite easily found on Abebooks... sadly not for the 50p I paid for mine) :

Luitpold Adam
Heinrich Knirr
Fritz Freitag
Karl Busch
Conrad Hommel
Elk Eber
Willy Hermann
Karl Raible
Alfred Hierl
Muller-Gera
Eduard von Handel-Mazzetti
Max Ahrens
Harold Schwertifiger (might be up your street Soren, nice pencil stuff)
Josef Arens (similar thing)
Hans Boehme
Albert Janesch
Walter rose
Ernst widmann
N.Bohnsteen
Herman Kohlmann
Helmut Georg
Arno koenig
Herbert Agricola
Egon grabner
Olaf Jordan
Rudolf henzel
walter Preiss
Otto Bloss
Friedhelm froemer
fritz friedel
Heinz Hindorf

That's pretty much all the ones mentioned relating to the western campaign, there's a load more in sections concerning the eastern war, Air, Sea, and German home front, I can tap 'em in if those above prove worth a shufti?

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

I've been enjoying the German Season on BBC4.
I thought I'd give a heads up on this one as some of you may find it of interest.
It's not only about Hitler but art in Germany for all the 20th Centuary & ends with post-war artists not letting them forget what they did.
BBC - BBC Four Programmes - The Art of Germany, In the Shadow of Hitler

Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his exploration of German art by investigating the dark and difficult times of the 20th century.
Dominating the landscape is the figure of Adolf Hitler - failed artist, would-be architect and obsessed with the aesthetics of his 1,000-year Reich. In a series of extraordinary building projects and exhibitions, Hitler waged a propaganda war against every kind of modern art as a prelude to unleashing total war on the whole of Europe.
After the war the shadow of the Third Reich persisted, Germany remained divided and traumatised. How would artists deal with a past that everybody wanted to forget? From the work of Otto Dix and George Grosz and the age of the Bauhaus to the post-war painters Georg Baselitz, Hilla Becher and the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys is a long strange journey, but the signs are there that art has a place at the heart of the new reunited Germany.


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:49 PM

The Art of War - Otto Dix's Der Krieg [War] cycleX1924
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#7 At Home Dad

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:49 PM

Liska is the best, for combat stuff
The SP:WaW Fort: Hans Liska


dont forget the great Ludwig Holhwein - gave the nazi's their Aryan "face" as it were
Ludwig hohlwein - Google Search
he started the war in advertising, actually started prior to Ww1


Liska continued after the war in advertising
hans liska - Google Search

You can find Liska's work in cheap book form on ebay germany
and also Hohlweins seminal work on Abe etc, but that's about
a grand for a good one

Edited by At Home Dad, 31 August 2011 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:02 PM

During the Trouble Mk.2 my father was an artillery officer and later he worked in the civil aviation authority for a while. As such he was offered propaganda materials from the embassies on both sides, among which quite an interesting booklet on Hans Liska watercolours. Quite interesting that one, my brother inherited it in the end while I got a book on Nazi architecture with plenty of impressive photos if you go for that style.

My brother out-aging me for 12 years managed to swindle me for Dad's collection of Signal, Die Wehrmacht, Der Adler, The Sphere, Illustrated London News etc. :lol:

Later on I managed to dig out a bound volume of The Sphere for 1943.

Curiously I also managed to find another Brit propaganda book whose name I can't remember now, but which has the signature of a fellow who went on to be defence secretary, but most interesting is inside the book is something I'll make a scan of later in the day as the book is at home. I'll come back to this thread. ;)
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:25 PM

Wolfgang Willrich , mostly portraits of RK holders, ordinary soldiers, the leaders, Generals, but all very good quality.
Will post a few examples later tonight.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:28 PM

Willie Stower for WW1
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:40 PM

They also did a couple of series of combat themed postage stamps with a surcharge for Winter Hilfe
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:41 AM

do I take it this no longer interests Soren?
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#13 soren1941

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:55 PM

no, thanks very much, a little busy that's all
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