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    • Helmut Krommer (1891-1973) - Etching.
      Nov. 19, 2020

      Helmut Krommer (1891-1973) - Etching.

      Est: $100 - $250

      Helmut Krommer (Czech/American, 1891-1973) - Etching. Signed. 18x27cm. "I am a foreigner and I am proud of it. I have been living among foreigners most of my life and I like foreigners. As an artist I received much kindness and help from foreigners". (Helmut Krommer during his period of exile in England, as printed in the magazine of the All Nations Club of Guildford). Helmut Krommer initially followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued studies in law. It was some time later that he changed career paths and took up fine arts. He visited academies in Vienna and Karlsruhe and settled in Berlin in 1921 where he worked as a painter and graphic artist. He quickly drew the attention of the authorities after the Nazi seizure of power, as a result of his committed political involvement with the social democrats. For that reason, he, his Jewish wife and his two daughters left Germany in May 1933. Krommer, who was born in Moravia, brought his family to Prague where work and money proved hard to come by for the self-employed artist. In April 1939, Krommer, who maintained his openly anti-Hitler political stance while in exile, fled from the invading German forces and traveled to the Balkans, spending time in Yugoslavia and Greece. It was not until the summer of that year that Krommer was reunited with his family, who had emigrated to England ahead of him. Guildford, near London, was the next place of residence for the political exile. He did not lose his sense of purpose while in England and jokingly referred to himself as “Lord Cromer Peniless of Guildford” as a comic reference to the hardships he had been subjected to in the preceding months and years. After 1945, Krommer, as a Sudeten German, was unable to return to his homeland. He took the decision to emigrate to the USA where one of his daughters had married. He lived in humble surroundings in Boston and struggled to provide for himself as a self-employed artist. His expansive life’s work is housed at Vienna’s Albertina museum and the German Kunstarchiv in Nuremberg, among other locations, although the bulk of his art is still in the possession of his family. It stands as a document of the life of a much-traveled artist whose career was endangered and impeded by the Nazi regime. source: kuenste-im-exil.de

      Pasarel
    • Helmut Krommer (1891-1973) - Etching.
      Aug. 12, 2020

      Helmut Krommer (1891-1973) - Etching.

      Est: $100 - $250

      Helmut Krommer (Czech/American, 1891-1973) - Etching. Signed. 18x27cm. "I am a foreigner and I am proud of it. I have been living among foreigners most of my life and I like foreigners. As an artist I received much kindness and help from foreigners". (Helmut Krommer during his period of exile in England, as printed in the magazine of the All Nations Club of Guildford). Helmut Krommer initially followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued studies in law. It was some time later that he changed career paths and took up fine arts. He visited academies in Vienna and Karlsruhe and settled in Berlin in 1921 where he worked as a painter and graphic artist. He quickly drew the attention of the authorities after the Nazi seizure of power, as a result of his committed political involvement with the social democrats. For that reason, he, his Jewish wife and his two daughters left Germany in May 1933. Krommer, who was born in Moravia, brought his family to Prague where work and money proved hard to come by for the self-employed artist. In April 1939, Krommer, who maintained his openly anti-Hitler political stance while in exile, fled from the invading German forces and traveled to the Balkans, spending time in Yugoslavia and Greece. It was not until the summer of that year that Krommer was reunited with his family, who had emigrated to England ahead of him. Guildford, near London, was the next place of residence for the political exile. He did not lose his sense of purpose while in England and jokingly referred to himself as “Lord Cromer Peniless of Guildford” as a comic reference to the hardships he had been subjected to in the preceding months and years. After 1945, Krommer, as a Sudeten German, was unable to return to his homeland. He took the decision to emigrate to the USA where one of his daughters had married. He lived in humble surroundings in Boston and struggled to provide for himself as a self-employed artist. His expansive life’s work is housed at Vienna’s Albertina museum and the German Kunstarchiv in Nuremberg, among other locations, although the bulk of his art is still in the possession of his family. It stands as a document of the life of a much-traveled artist whose career was endangered and impeded by the Nazi regime. source: kuenste-im-exil.de

      Pasarel
    • Krommer, Helmut: Prager Kirchen und Stadtansichten
      Apr. 25, 2009

      Krommer, Helmut: Prager Kirchen und Stadtansichten

      Est: €260 - €360

      Krommer, Helmut. Prager Kirchen und Stadtansichten aus dem Jahr 1935. 15 Blatt signierte und vom Künstler eigenh. betitelte Orig.-Lithographien. 50,5 x 36 cm. Lose Blatt in HLedermappe mit Deckeltitel: "Prager Kirchen im Jahre des Katholikentages 1935 20 Lithos von Helmut Krommer". (Prag) 1935. Großformatige und detaillierte Stadtbilder des sudetendeutschen Künstlers (geb. 1917 in Troppau) mit reichhaltiger Staffage, die neben den Kirchen hauptsächlich deutsche Kultureinrichtungen der böhmischen Hauptstadt zeigen. Als Hitler an die Macht kam, stand Krommer vor der Wahl, sich von seiner gebildeten, sprachkundigen und dabei doch schlichten Ehegattin loszusagen, weil sie nicht arischer Abstammung war oder zu emigrieren. Da er die dunklen Machenschaften und Gewaltmethoden der neuen Machthaber frühzeitig kennenlernte, empfand er für sie wenig Sympathie und entschloss sich mit seiner Familie nach Prag zu übersiedeln. Am 1. Mai 1933 verliess er für immer Berlin. Prag, das er bereits gut kannte, bot ihm mit seiner Fülle historischer Bauten und malerischer Winkel genug Motive für eine ganze Reihe vortrefflicher Bilder. Doch auch die architektonisch bedeutsamen Bauwerke und technischen Anlagen anderer Städte wusste er in Radierungen und Lithographien in. geistreicher Weise wiederzugeben. So entstanden mehrere Zyklen, mit denen er grosse Erfolge erzielte. Troppau 1933 - "Brünn", 1934 "Eisenwerk Witkowitz", 1934 etc. - Wohlerhaltene Folge. #A

      Galerie Bassenge
    • HELMUT KROMMER MID CENTURY DESIGN BAR: Circa
      Mar. 22, 2009

      HELMUT KROMMER MID CENTURY DESIGN BAR: Circa

      Est: -

      HELMUT KROMMER MID CENTURY DESIGN BAR: Circa 1970's, wood construction with German town scene carving in front by Helmut Krommer, noted artist. Back has 2 door with interior shelf, and 8 holes for bottles. Measures 48" high x 63 1/2" x 20".

      Burchard Galleries Inc
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