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Lot 819

Hanns Kralik Expressionist Drinker Signed Woodcut 1928

Estimate: $80 - $150

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Kralik, Hanns (German, 1900-1971), Trinker [Drinker], 1928, woodcut on laid paper, signed, titled and dated at bottom, impression 12 x 9.5 inches, full sheet 20.5 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. Provenance: gift of the artist to a Jewish German family that fled Europe in 1936.