Jewish artist living and working in Berlin. He managed to escape the Nazis to Shanghai and after WW-II immigrated and settled in America where he worked exclusively as a painter. The story of his life was never researched before, his signature hardly recognised to this day. All his woodblock prints were created in Berlin before the Huns took over power. The small black and white pictures are from the 1924 Wohlgemutt & Lissner prints catalogue and were never seen in auction or market (last 20 years). The two finches on a branch copy showed up in German eBay for the first time October 2023 and could be acquired for this collection.