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Lot 131

Earnst Eisenmayer b1920 Jewish/Austrian/British AR, White Cliffs, 20 x 24, Oil on Canvas

Description:

Earnst Eisenmayer b1920 Jewish/Austrian/British AR, White Cliffs, 20 x 24, Oil on Canvas. Eisenmayer was one of a number of very talented artists who fled the ever dangerous situation for jews in germany/Austria. He was lucky enough to escape to England. In an earliuer attempt to cross the French border, he was caught and sent to Dachau Concentration Camp. He was resued from there by professor J.L.Brierley. His spell in Dachau was to leave an indelible stain on his character for the rest of his life. He gained a post as a trainee tool maker in Oxford, when war broke out causing him and 55,000 other German speaking people to be interred by the British government. This was scant reward for so many who had risked everything to escape to Britain. In 1941 he was released and moved to London to start his artistic career. He was lucky enjough to make friends with Victor Pasmore at the Camberwell School. He later branched out into sculpture. Eisenmayer has exhibited widely and produced some very interesting work.

Auction Date: May 2016

Estimate:

£200 - £300

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