May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

SAMUEL SCHWARZ (1876-1942)


34 1/2x20 3/4 inches, 87 1/2x52 3/4 cm. N.V. Uitgeversmij, Em. Querido, Amsterdam.
Condition B+: replaced losses, overpainting, repaired tears and creases at edges; repaired pin holes and restoration over tape marks in corners.

A Jewish artist who perished in Auschwitz, Schwarz was part of the Bergen School of painters whose characteristic stylizations of Cubism and Expressionism found their way into the artist's graphic work. Here, for the Dutch publication of Leon Trotsky's 1930 autobiography, Schwarz synthesizes his own style with the precepts of the prevailing Russian political posters, and creates one of his most dynamic and powerful images. Modern Dutch 84.