Tag Archives: post-War

Unidentified Japanese woman, 1947

Colored negative found on this flickr photo stream.

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Walter Nessler, Southern Landscape (France), 1955

Nessler, a German emigre painter who escaped to England, was anti-Hitler and anti-Nazi. He was part of the brain drain of Germany. It is difficult to conceive how many great minds were lost during that period, whether emigres who left … Continue reading

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Ben Shahn (1898 b. Russia- 1969 US), Artist

Jewish American artist known for left-wing activism and also a cartoony style. He was born in Russia but after his father was condemned to Siberia, his mother took the family to the US when Shahn was 8 years old. This … Continue reading

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