Johnny Friedlaender

                       Catalogue Raisonné of the oil paintings

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The present approach to the descriptive catalogue, wilfully restricted to his oil paintings, has a two-fold objective : to index them and to shed new light on the major role played by his oil paintings in the work of Johnny Friedlaender.

In 1929, at the age of seventeen, Friedlaender is admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Breslau, to study painting in the “Meisterklasse” (master class) of Otto Müller, a member of the “Die Brücke” Expressionist Movement, and with Carlos Mense. Both are also engravers.

From 1933, with the rise of Nazism, Friedlaender is constantly in danger and soon forced into hiding. Life becomes precarious. Nonetheless, he manages to survive practically without any income.

Once Europe is liberated, he can again work freely, and gradually climbs the ladder of success.

Parallel to his printing and watercolouring work, he brilliantly resumes his first love : painting, in 1966.

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