London Scenes, Hellmuth Weissenborn
These images of post-war London are the result of Hellmuth’s fascination with the home he adopted in 1939, having been pushed from his position at the Academy of Graphic Art in Leipzig on account of his Jewish wife.
Included in this set, alongside autobiographical extracts from Hellmuth Weissenborn Engraver (1983), are:
St Pauls cathedral
Wine bottle & glass
Hellmuth was a man of strong convictions (John Randle remembers his reaction to an enquiry as to what he had thought of a recent exhibition of Expressionist art as: ‘It was like walking through a Torture Chamber!’) who embraced wholeheartedly his new life in London.
The Whittington Press inherited Hellmuth’s blocks after he passed away in London in 1982, and these engravings, reproduced in London Scenes (2001), are printed at Whittington by Nomad Letterpress.