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View of Douglas Bay and Tower of Refuge

Date made: 1941

Description: Stencil print 'View of Douglas Bay and Tower of Refuge and roof tops from Hutchinson Square'. Signed in print 'Bruno Ahrends/1941'. Hutchinson Camp.

Bruno Ahrends (1878-1948), born as Bruno Arons, was an internationally known German architect. In 1904 he changed his biblical family name Arons to the German sounding Ahrends. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and worked in Berlin, until the Nazi government ordered a general professional disqualification for Jews and others. In 1936 he flew to Italy. From there he made it to Britain in 1939, where he lived without a job in poor conditions. He was interned at Hutchinson Internment Camp on the Isle of Man, where he produced stencil prints of his surroundings as well as architectural drafts for a replacement of the whole location at Hutchinson Square. After the Second World War he emigrated to South Africa, where his two sons were living. He died soon after his arrival.

Object name: print

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1994-0279/2



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