At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


The painter Franz Radziwill during National Socialism

Franz Radziwill was one of the most important “Magical Realism” painters. There has been no intensive examination of work from the middle period of this Old Master of Modernism to date. This catalogue presents both new materials from the archives as well as forty major works, created during the Nazi period, which were previously defamed as “Degenerate Art".
Essays and commentaries on paintings as well as the documentation of a panel discussion illustrate and interpret current perspectives, making this catalogue an essential foundation for research on this controversial period of Radziwill’s work.

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"The painter Franz Radziwill during National Socialism"

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-499-4

24,00 x 28,00 cm

168 Pages

52 colored and 89 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Birgit Neumann-Dietzsch, Franz Radziwill Gesellschaft
Dr. Viola Weigel, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
Text by
James van Dyke, Heike Hümme, Andreas Hüneke, Birgit Neumann-Dietzsch Konstanze Radziwill, Joachim Tautz, Viola Weigel
Design by
Andreas Koch
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions  „Der Maler Franz Radziwill in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus“, 13 March 2011 to 15 January 2012, Franz Radziwill Haus, Dangast, 13 March to 22 May 2011, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven.

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