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Lot 815

Hanns Kralik Above the Roofs woodcut in two states

Estimate: $80 - $150

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Kralik, Hanns (German, 1900-1971), Pair of Woodcuts: Uber den Dachen [Above the Roofs], in two states, 1931, woodcuts on woven and laid paper, the one on woven paper is signed, titled and dated in pencil and it's also slightly larger, the one on laid paper is initialed and dated, larger print with impression size 15.25 x 10.75 inches, full sheet 19.5 x 14 inches, unframed. A striking image from the later years of German Expressionism. Kralik was a painter, printmaker and an active member of the resistance against the Nazis and spent some time in the Borgermoor concentration camp for his Communist activity. He was a member of the Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus and Assoziation revolutionarer bildender Kunstler. His early Social Realism prints also show the influence of George Grosz. Catalog GRAFIK 55. Provenance: gift of the artist to a Jewish German family that fled Europe in 1936.