Item #CL207-29 Der Tod Und Die Gefamgene [Death And The Prisoner]. Robert Hanna, 1909–1988 Austrian.
Der Tod Und Die Gefamgene [Death And The Prisoner]
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Der Tod Und Die Gefamgene [Death And The Prisoner]

c1938. Woodcut, signed in pencil, annotated and titled in German in ink on backing below image, 36.6 x 35.1cm. Laid down on original backing.

Annotation includes “Weisgarber, Traiskirchen B.E.A.” Traiskirchen is a city 20 km south of Vienna. “B.E.A.” is most likely an acronym for federal education institutions in Austria during the 1930s.

Painter, draftsman, graphic and commercial artist Robert Hanna studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, graduating with a teaching degree. From 1929 he worked as a commercial artist in Vienna, mainly designing posters for general advertising and exhibitions. In 1938, he was banned from the Reich Chamber of Fine Arts by the German authorities for his criticism of the regime through his art, and later worked again as a commercial artist in the 1950s, making posters for exhibitions and films. From 1957 he taught art and advertising at the Theresian Academy in Vienna. In 1972, he was awarded the Golden Decoration of Honor for services to the Republic of Austria. Works by Hanna are in the Austrian National Library, the Vienna Library, and the cultural department of the City of Vienna. Ref: Smetana, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Maximilian v. Koskull website.

Item #CL207-29

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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