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This is an original oversized very heavily illustrated, full-color art magazines called Kunst dem Volk (Art of the Nation) published by Adolf Hitler's friend and personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, in Wien (Vienna) during the Third Reich. Hitler considered Hoffmann to have perfect taste in matters of art and appointed him to oversee many aspects of fine arts in Nazi Germany. His magazines were considered to be the final authority on the subject.
This heavily illustrated Nazi art magazine is in used condition, no odor. Please note, a previous owner cut out two pictures, a seascape by Hermann Gradl and a black & white illustration by Fra Filippo. Other than that, the 78 year old magazine is complete. Our price reflects condition.
Kunst dem Volk August 1939
opening 1939 Greater Germanic Art Exhibition Munich
Prof. K. Schmid-Ehmen bronze House of German Art Munich
Leda mit dem Schwan, Paul Padua
1939 Mercedes Benz advertising
Hitler and Professor Heinrich Hoffmann
Day of German Art Munich
Fritz erler Adolf Hitler gemaelde
The 9-1/4 x 12-1/4 inch, 66-page August 1939 issue of Kunst dem Volk has the Bamberger Reiter (Horseman of Bamberg) by Professor Richard Klein on the cover. It is the issue published at the time of the 1939 Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung (Greater Germanic Art Exhibition) at the House of German Art in Munich. The magazine features photos of the opening ceremony (Hitler with Heinrich Hoffmann, shown left), press events related to the opening of the exhibition, and the Day of German Art.

The magazine also shows art from this exhibition, including a famous painting of Adolf Hitler painting by Fritz Erler, Die Bauerliche Venus by Sepp Hilz and Paul Padua's Leda mit dem Schwan as well as nude and heroic sculptures by Georg Kolbe, Fritz Klimsch, Arno Breker and Josef Thorak. There is also an article about classic Dutch painters featuring paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and others.

Aside from the black and white or color reproductions of art, this August 1939 issue of Kunst dem Volk contains advertising by art supply companies and art dealers, banks and insurance companies, Mercedes Benz, Electro Star vacuum cleaners and the famous Nazi printing company Bruckmann.

Have a look at the small (Wehrmacht) and the large (civilian) issues of
Kunst dem Volk
August 1942, also
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This August 1939 Nazi art magazine Kunst dem Volk is offered for
sale for $65.00 delivered by Media Mail in the continental USA.
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