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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.3

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Date
    creation:  1933
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Recto: bottom left corner, underneath signature, something written in graphite that has been erased. Verso, in graphite: "120" in upper right corner
    Signature
    Signed and dated lower left corner
    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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of man with glasses and mustache wearing a suit and tie, raised right hand as if taking an oath in court.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm) | Width: 10.500 inches (26.67 cm)
    Materials
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper

    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:
    2023-07-06 13:24:01
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