The Brilliant Utopian Artist Condemned by the Nazis

The art and life of Otto Freundlich

Christopher P Jones

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Komposition (1941) by Otto Freundlich. Gouache on paper. 63.5 × 42.3 cm. Private collection. Image source Wikimedia Commons

When the Nazi Party opened its infamous “Degenerate Art” exhibition (Entartete Kunst Ausstellung) in Munich in July 1937, its purpose was to lambast an entire generation of modern painters and sculptors.

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