Portrait - ID

Discussion in 'General' started by Ron Goldstein, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    A military website in Israel is asking if anyone can identify this chap ?

    Sorry, that's the only info I have at the moment

    Ron Identification pleaseCapture.JPG
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    At a guess I`d say he was a flight Sgt ? Aircrew?

    Sorry nothing else

  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Very like the style used for portraits by Paul Nash the war artist - it also looks like Nash himself
  4. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

  5. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    The artist according to this Facebook page (scroll down) is Ludwig Schwerin whose name is signed on the portrait.

    Google Translation:

    A pilot in the British RAF, 1943
    Portrait by Ludwig Schwerin

    (July 10, 1897 Buchen, Germany - July 21, 1983)
    Ramat Gan, Israel)

    The painter Ludwig Schwerin immigrated from Germany following "Kristallnacht".
    He later settled in Ramat Gan and is a darling of Ramat Gan (1982).
    In this portrait of World War II, a young pilot in the British Royal Air Force stars with the rank of pilot.
    Beyond that, we know nothing about the work or about it
    The identity of the cartoonist.
    The portrait is kept in the country by an Israeli collector
    And any information about it is welcome

    Regards ...
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks to all for your help in this identification.


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