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William Sharp aquatint of two men digging a grave

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.20

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    Overview

    Artwork Title
    At Dawn (First State)
    Date
    creation:  1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    "32" written in graphite in upper left and lower right on verso.
    Signature
    in graphite near bottom edge of plate mark, to the right
    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
    English
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Object Type
    Aquatint (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    aquatint. Two men digging a grave.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 11.000 inches (27.94 cm) | Width: 14.000 inches (35.56 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The print was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
    Record last modified:
    2024-04-29 07:53:45
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