Signiture of artist Hans Liska

Wartime

During the last four years, from 1940 - 1944, Liska was involuntarily drafted into the army as a front-line war reporter. As a “Feldwebel” in the Propaganda Company, he was immediately flown out directly to the front lines - to burning Calais, Leningrad, Stalingrad and many more. He gained critical acclaim even in allied press through his realistic and critical view on the war events.

'My Strongest Experience'

'The Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung has posted me for many events over the past seven years where the pen could speak more clearly than the camera. [...]. '

Read more on how Liska narrowly escaped English bombers while painting in burning Calais and still had time to feed half-parched kittens with Champagne . . .

Drawing on the active frontline

Liska was often posted to various battle sites, directly behind the front lines, in order to record the scenes on paper. He converted these extraordinary circumstances from troubled moments into spectacular time capsules, filled with movement, emotion and action.

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Drawing on the active frontline

Liska was often posted to various battle sites, directly behind the front lines, in order to record the scenes on paper. He converted these extraordinary circumstances from troubled moments into spectacular time capsules, filled with movement, emotion and action.

[ Click here to see more . . . ]

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