German war artists

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by soren1941, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres


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


  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  3. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Fabulous Owen, must be my computer!
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    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
    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
    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?

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    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.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  7. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    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
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    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. ;)
  9. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Wolfgang Willrich , mostly portraits of RK holders, ordinary soldiers, the leaders, Generals, but all very good quality.
    Will post a few examples later tonight.
  10. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Willie Stower for WW1
  11. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    They also did a couple of series of combat themed postage stamps with a surcharge for Winter Hilfe
  12. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

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

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

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

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