Liebmann, Kurt; Leah Grundig

Published by Dresden; Sachsenverlag, 1947
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Original Illustrated Boards. 8vo. 44, [2] pages. 16.5 x 24.5 cm. First edition. In German. 'In the Valley of Death: Drawings. ' Kleine 'Zeit im Bild'-Bücherei, Heft 1. Illustrations by Leah Grundig; Introduction and text by Kurt Liebmann. Illustrated throughout of sketches and paintings from the holocaust period, with some devoted to Partisans, Ghetto Uprisings, and spiritual resistance. Leah Grundig (1906-1977) "born Lea Langer, began to study at the Dresden Academy of Arts in 1922. Already involved with the association of Communist students, she became a member of the German Communist Party (KPD) in 1926. Two years later, she married Hans Grundig, also a member of the Communist Party, and they both began to create posters and illustrations for Communist purposes. Lea Grundig focused on linocuts, etchings, and drawings in a late-expressionist style describing the milieu of the lower classes Both Hans und Lea Grundig were persecuted by the National Socialist authorities and had to give up working as artists. Lea was deported but managed to flee to Palestine in 1940, where she created several series of etchings related to the Holocaust. Hans Grundig was incarcerated and sent to the concentration camp of Sachsenhausen in 1940. He survived and met his wife again in 1949, when she returned to Dresden. She became a professor at the local Academy of Fine Arts. From the 1950s, they both adapted the style of socialist realism and took an active part in visualizing the ideology of the German Democratic Republic. " - EJ 2008. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Pictorial works. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) , in art. Grundig, Lea Langer, 1906-1977. Boards lightly warped, with minor edge wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-56) xx HOLO10, GER9. (JA) order online for about $25 each. Bookseller Inventory # 34072

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Publisher: Dresden; Sachsenverlag

Publication Date: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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