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Martin Clausartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDuitse School 1892-1975

biography of Martin Claus

Martin Claus was one of the German artists who excelled in making satirical drawings for newspapers and magazines in the first half of the 19th century, later referred to as cartoons. This is a narrative performance, supported by a short text. Claus's humorous and beautifully detailed watercolours and gouaches are characterized by a great narrative quality, which makes the image valuable even without text. The artist provided colourful covers and full-page illustrations for Germany's leading satirical and humorous weekly Fliegende Blätte, as well as for the richly illustrated weekly magazine Meggendorfer Blätter, magazine for humor and art. Its content was formed by jokes, stories, poems and visual stories. The employees were mostly well-known artists.


previously for salewatercolours and drawings by Claus M.


Martin Claus | Elegant ladies on a bench in a park, watercolour on paper, 23.1 x 16.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1927

Martin Claus

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Elegant ladies on a bench in a park

Martin Claus | Making jokes with the secretary, pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 24.1 x 19.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted  1928

Martin Claus

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Making jokes with the secretary


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