ZIEGLER, Richard (Illustrator). Judith the Widow of Bethulia. The Drawings and Script of Richard Ziegler. Dennis Dobson Ltd. 1946.
Small.folio. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Illustrated with full-page and in-text black and white reproductions of drawings by Ziegler. Text in calligraphic script. A very good copy.
First edition thus, limited edition of 700 numbered copies.
Ziegler was entirely self-taught and turned to painting full-time after the First World War at the age of 29.
In 1925 he settled in Berlin and depicted the Berlin bourgeoisie, prostitutes and showgirls. Although he shared the same subject matter as George Grosz, Ziegler’s approach is sympathetic and humorous rather than satirical. He was an acute observer of the social scene.
After his move to England in 1937 he worked as a cartoonist and illustrator under the name of Robert Ziller and produced the anti-Nazi book We Make History in 1941.