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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.21

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Artwork Title
    Heil Hitler
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Recto: in graphite, left edge center, "10 1/2." Verso: in graphite, "98" in upper right corner
    Signature
    lower left corner of sheet, "Sharp"
    Contributor
    Artist: William Sharp
    Biography
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of 5 people, one woman. 4 people standing in heil. Officer at right of image possibly coercing.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.880 inches (50.495 cm) | Width: 15.120 inches (38.405 cm)
    Materials
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper
    Inscription
    Recto: Title at bottom right corner in graphite

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:40
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