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Gerd Arntz. Schutter, 1938/76

“In his early twenties, the young German artist Gerd Arntz said goodbye to his bourgeois background and committed himself to the struggle of the underprivileged workers. During an artistic career spanning 50 years, he has continually criticized social inequality, exploitation and war in clear-cut prints - activism with artistic means. For the engaged artist Arnts, the wood-cut was the chosen medium, because of its 'primitive' aspect and its clear black-and-white contrast. In the 1930s, Arntz switched to linoleum-cuts.”


Ed Annink, Max Bruinsma. Gerd Arntz : graphic designer. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2010 (p. 101)

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