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Emil Betzler 'Legend' German Expressionist Ink Painting

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Emil Betzler German Expressionist painting 'Legend', 1962 ('Sage') Pen and brush ink drawing on velin paper.  Signed and dated by the artist. Shown in 'Emil Betzler' - monograph of his art work released in 1968 by Prof. Dr. Hans Meyers, Metopen Verlag Franfurt/M, illustration No. 23. Painting size: 39 x 32 cm / 15.35 x 12.6 in. Grey cardboard size: 68 x 50 cm / 26.8 x 19.7 in. Some tears caused by the pen during the drawing on thin velin paper and smaller tears at margin. Emil Betzler (1892 - 1974) was a german expressionist painter and graphic artist, author and a teacher. He belongs to the generation of Chagall, Ernst, Dix and Grosz and was a friend of Germany's best known expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Max Beckmann. He was co-founder of the artist group 'Ghat‘. In 1933 Emil Betzler was accused by the National Socialists of being a "representative of deformed, expressionistic, Bolshevik art," a spy of the Jews and a member of the KPD. The Nazis had branded his work as ‘Degenerate Art‘. 1967 he has been awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. Paintings by Emil Betzler are rarely seen on the art market. His artwork was shown in 32 galleries and museums inter alia in Frankfurt/M., Düsseldorf, Berlin, Ancona and Paris, thereof 8 solo exhibitions.

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