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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.67

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    Drawing by William Sharp


    creation:  1933
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Verso, all in graphite: upper right corner, "159"; center, illegible marking (but definitely intentional); right of center, "3" with two underlines below it
    Signed and dated, lower left corner of image/sheet recto, "Schleifer 33"
    Artist: William Sharp
    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

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Recto: Image of two photographers at a horse race. Stadium and horses in the background. One man is smoking a cigar and one camera has a frowning face on it.
    Verso: Image of a large man smoking a cigar in ink, charcoal, graphite. Other miscellaneous sketching, appearing to be related to the man in image.
    overall: Height: 11.620 inches (29.515 cm) | Width: 9.880 inches (25.095 cm)
    overall : paper, ink wash, charcoal, ink, wax crayon, graphite

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:42
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