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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.65

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Date
    creation: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    Recto: "Graphite artist "squaring" around image. Verso: upper right corner, in graphite "47"; center of upper half "3738@" in graphite; center of lower half, red editor's stamp reading" POSTED JUL 17 1954 EDITORIAL AUDITING DEPT." Interspersed, in red colored pencil, is "Kill P/R 7/23/55 225 for/illus & 2 [illegible]; lower right corner, in graphite, "KILLED" encircled
    Signature
    "W.S." in ink in lower right of 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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of man with an overcoat and briefcase standing in a fence enclosed swamp. Pliers in one hand
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 11.620 inches (29.515 cm) | Width: 9.750 inches (24.765 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, tempera, 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 Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:43
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