Lecture Series, “Fight or Flight: Stories of Artists under Repression”

The German-Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum

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This zoom lecture series, hosted by the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art, New York and sponsored by Allianz Partners, investigates artists whose life and art were impacted by the German Nazi terror regime 1933-1945.

Anne Sibylle Schwetter, Osnabrück: Painting as an Act of Resistance. The artist Felix Nussbaum (1904-1944)

The German-Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum (1904 Osnabrück - 1944 Auschwitz) started a promising career in Berlin around 1930, which ended abruptly when the National Socialists came to power in 1933. Years in exile in Italy and Belgium followed. In 1942 Nussbaum went into hiding in Brussels. The artist's last paintings were created here from June 1943 until shortly before his arrest in June 1944. A little later he was murdered in Auschwitz.

The lecture explores the life and work of Felix Nussbaum and outlines the artistic strategies of the painter, for whom painting became an act of resistance against dehumanization and against oblivion.

Location & Time:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

12:00 PM (EST)

Via Zoom

Please Register here .

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