Virtual Museum of Political Art

Nationalsocialist Realism

It is not the intention uf the museum to stir up conflicts; therefore only few pictures are shown in this section. In Europe Nationalsocialist dictatorship is a historical fact, which is emotionally discussed until now. Nevertheless it is necessary, to show the impact of this ideology on art.

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T. Rieger: "Boy from Hitler's Youth". Oil on canvas, 65,5 x 47 cm, 1941.

Herbert Schimkowitz: "Adolf Hitler". Woodcut print, 15,5 x 11 cm.
Schimkowitz was born in 1898 in Vienna and died in 1938 in Graz.

Maximilian Spilhaczek: "Adolf Hitler". Pencil on paper, appr. 90 x 65 cm.

Maximilian Spilhaczek: "Hermann Göring". Pencil on paper, appr. 80 x 58 cm.

Original photograph of Maximilian Spilhaczek (detail).

Spilhaczek was born in 1876 in Vienna. After high-school he studied at the Art Academy in Vienna under Prof. Lichtenfels, Prof. Grippenkerl and Prof. Rumpler. He was awarded the golden "Függer-medal" in 1901. Numerous exhibitions of his work were intended, most of them in Vienna. Spilhaczek died in 1961 in Kaltenleutgeben.

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