Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy Birthday Frans Masereel!

Powerful Belgian graphic artist, radical social critic.

 Frans Masereel was the greatest woodcut artist of our time. A pacifist in World War I, he tried to make his art accessible to the ordinary man. His works were banned by the Nazis and widely distributed in Communist countries. But he rejected "political" art and party affiliation, condemning all enslavements, oppression, war and violence, injustice, and the power of money. We present here some of his many works and witnesses. 

(from: http://www.graphicwitness.org/historic/fm.htm)

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