Franz Eichhorst: 15 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Franz Eichhorst (Berlin 7 September 1885 – 30 April 1948 Innsbruck) was a German painter, engraver and illustrator, one of a number of German artists known for his raid paintings supporting the Nazi regime.

Eichhorst volunteered for military help for Germany in World War I. In the in advance 1920s, Eichhorst set up a summer studio in Matrei in Osttirol. There in 1928, he created one of his most well-known works, Mädchen mit Krug (Girl similar to Pitcher).

In 1938 he created a series of proceedings and Nazi propaganda murals representing the last 25 years of German history for the Schöneberg city hall in Berlin; these were repainted and deleted at the grow less of World War II in May 1945. In April 1938, Adolf Hitler bestowed on him the honorary title of Professor. Over 50 of his paintings were displayed at the Great German art exhibition (Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung) at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, including fight scenes from the Second World War, particularly those from the conflicts in imitation of Poland and Russia.

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