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With the rise to power of the Nazis in 1933, Feibusch’s status as a Jewish artist ensured that his work was outlawed. Later that year he fled to Britain. He became a British citizen in 1938, just a year after his work had been included in the Degenerate Art exhibition. This work relates to Feibusch’s own experience as a German soldier fighting on the Russian front from 1916-18. However, rather than depicting war itself, it portrays a vision of the tragic consequences of war for humanity.

July 2008