Hahn, Albert Pieter (1877-1918)

Hahn, Albert Pieter (1877-1918)

Albert Pieter Hahn was a Dutch political cartoonist, poster artist and book cover designer - well known for his anti-capitalist views. He’s considered to be the greatest political illustrator that Holland has produced and his oil paintings are particularly rare.

He grew up in a working-class family that lived close to the poverty line and he encountered several bouts of ill health during his childhood. This adversity seems to have stirred his admiration for the working classes, which in turn led to his political activism later in life.

Hahn believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone so he sought to create illustrations that were easy to understand. This approach, coupled with his witty observations, resulted in a broad range of commissions from various newspapers, magazines and private companies. His work during World War I was particularly poignant.

Nationality: Dutch
Born: 1877
Died: 1918

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Reserved - Albert Pieter Hahn, On The Way To Work

Reserved - Albert Pieter Hahn, On The Way To Work
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