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On offer is a wonderful, original illustration of one of Oscar Berger's Christmas Card Collection. Berger designed several Christmas Cards which could be purchased from him directly.This colorful crayon on paper is an original of one of these cards, 6 x 9, signed by Berger in lower right corner. Oscar Berger (May 12, 1901 - May 15, 1997) was a well-known caricaturist and cartoonist. Berger was born in Czechoslovakia. He became a cartoonist in Prague and studied art in Paris and Berlin. In Berlin, he secured an assignment with one of the largest Berlin daily newspapers and was one of the few journalists admitted to the 1923 Munich trial that followed Hitler's abortive putsch. Later, when Hitler came to power, Berger's cartoons angered Hitler and Berger was forced to leave the country. After spells in Budapest, Paris, and Geneva, where he attented numerous sessions at the League of Nations, he settled in London in 1935 where he worked for the Daily Telegraph. His work subsequently appeared in Life, the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune and Le Figaro, among numerous other publications. During the 1950s, Berger attended many sessions at the United Nations and illustrated virtually every important world leader to be seen at there. Oscar Berger's works were described by a contemporary as: "kindly rather than critical, mildly satirical but never vicious. They aim to entertain, to identify a sitter so unmistakably that a few telling lines will be telegraphed at a glance.
Title: HAND-DRAWN AND AUTOGRAPHED ORIGINAL ART CHRISTMAS CARD BY FAMED CARTOONIST, CARICATURIST WHO FLED GERMANY AFTER ANGERING HITLER
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000611
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