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Portrait of a Man: Wilhelm Hollitscher (Huyton Internment Camp, Liverpool), 1940

Watercolour and gouache on newsprint
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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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Dachinger’s portrait of Hollitscher, a Viennese former engineer and fellow internee at Huyton, was …

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Dachinger’s portrait of Hollitscher, a Viennese former engineer and fellow internee at Huyton, was made with paints ground from foodstuffs and applied to a newspaper support (The Times was preferred) primed with flour, leaving news reports of the war tantalisingly visible beneath.

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About the work
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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Dachinger’s portrait of Hollitscher, a Viennese former engineer and fellow internee at Huyton, was …

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Dachinger’s portrait of Hollitscher, a Viennese former engineer and fellow internee at Huyton, was made with paints ground from foodstuffs and applied to a newspaper support (The Times was preferred) primed with flour, leaving news reports of the war tantalisingly visible beneath.

Image rights
© Hugo Dachinger estate

Portrait of a Man: Wilhelm Hollitscher (Huyton Internment Camp, Liverpool), 1940

Watercolour and gouache on newsprint
This is a unique work.
Permanent collection
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