Clément Moreau/Carl Meffert – Grafik für den Mitmenschen
Clément Moreau/Carl Meffert – Graphic art for fellow humans
This 324-page catalogue was published in 1978, accompanying the exhibition of the same name at Kunstamt Kreuzberg looking both at the life and work of this artist who had previously received far too little attention. At the end of the 1920s, Carl Meffert, a student of Käthe Kollwitz, made many individual works and series of works on paper dealing with social and political conditions in the Weimar Republic. Fleeing from the Nazis, he went to Switzerland where he worked illegally for the workers’ press under the name Clément Moreau. In 1935, he moved to Argentina, where he stayed for almost three decades, among others publishing his cartoon-like Hitler caricatures in the resistance newspaper Argentina Libre. Early in his career, his linocuts and drawings addressed still-relevant themes including police violence, spying, and unemployment—the catalogue shows an extensive selection of his graphic output with a detailed index of works.
Work group: Michael Bühnemann, Thomas Friedrich, Irmtraut Heitmann, Peter Hielscher, Freya Mülhaupt, Michael Nungesser, Dietger Pforte, Toni Stooss
With contributions by: Thomas Friedrich, Hanna Gagel, Irmtraut Heitmann, Guido Magnaguagno, Michael Nungesser, Dietger Pforte, Marion Strunk, Martin Zingg, among others