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William Sharp aquatint of three starving children in a destroyed city

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.62

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    William Sharp aquatint of three starving children in a destroyed city

    Overview

    Artwork Title
    At Dawn (First State)
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Signature
    "William Sharp" in graphite at lower right corner below image.
    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
    Number 8 of 10. Aquatint (?). Image of 3 emaciated children standing in ruined cityscape. White label with "25" typewritten on it in upper left corner
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink
    Inscription
    Recto: English title at lower left corner below image in graphite. "8/10" in graphite at center below image. Lower left corner of sheet "X-1230" in graphite.

    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:
    2023-09-15 10:17:28
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