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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.69

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1930-1945.
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    Verso, all in graphite: "50" upper right corner; lower left quadrant, 2599 (over--horiz. line) 1-1; to the right of previous, 7 1/4, then "3 col." beneath--other light graphite markings surrounding.
    Signature
    "Sharp" in lower right corner of image/sheet
    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 a large, black cloaked, masked man with a swastika on right shoulder and an axe over the right shoulder, towering over a village.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 15.380 inches (39.065 cm) | Width: 12.380 inches (31.445 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, crayon, 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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