Collection of 11 original photographs of Anti-Hitler Caricatures by Victor Weisz (Vicky)
by Wisz, Victor (Caricatures by)
[London]: NP, 1940. Original photograph(s). Loose_leaf. g to vg. Striking collection of 11 silver gelatin prints of Vicky's (Victor Weisz*) caricatures of Hitler in his series: "Hitler as seen by.." This humorous series portrays the Führer as seen by some of the most famous personalities of the period such as: Pablo Picasso, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Neville Chamberlain, ..and himself! Hitler is also portrayed as seen by women; by the German Reichswehr; by one part of the German nation (Hitler is idealized as one of Richard Wagner's valkyries!); by the other part of the German nation (here Hitler is portrayed as a tyrant holding a long whip); by the French military staff, and by the inhabitants of ex-German colonies.The photographs' size varies from 7 1/2 x 10 1/2" to 8 1/8 x 11 1/4". Each silver gelatin print has a typed captioned label pasted at verso.Minor and sporadic creasing and tiny chipping along edges (not affecting illustrations). Photographs in overall good to very good condition. * Born in Berlin of Hungarian-Jewish parents, Victor Weisz (1913-1966) began art studies at the Berlin Kunstschule but had to leave when his father killed himself in 1928. In order to make a living, he began having his cartoons published in German newspapers. As a member of the Jewish community with socialist political opinions, Weisz decided to leave Germany after Adolf Hitler gained power. He arrived in London in 1935 and found work as a political cartoonist with a variety of newspapers and journals including the "News Chronicle," "the Daily Mirror," the "Daily Mail," the "New Statesman" and the "Evening Standard." By the 1940s Weisz, who signed his work, Vicky, had established himself as Britain's leading left-wing cartoonist. Like his father, he took his own life in 1966.
(Inventory #: 40629)
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