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View of Hutchinson Camp

Date made: 1940-1941

Description: A handcoloured print by Fritz Kraemer illustrating a view of Hutchinson Internment Camp depicting internees walking in front of the houses and next to the railings of the central gardens.

Collected by Dr Klaus E. Hinrichsen (1912-2004) during his time as an internee in Hutchinson Camp. Hinrichsen was a young art historian who had fled to Britain in the 1930s to avoid Nazi persecution, and found himself interned with some of the leading German refugee artists of the day. He appreciated and recognised the significance of the material being produced in Hutchinson Camp, and began to collect and exhibit pieces within the camp. The resulting collection contains examples of the camps leading artists such as Erich Kahn, Hermann Fechenbach, Helmut Weissenborn, Bruno Ahrends, Fritz Kraemer and Paul Henning.

Fritz Kraemer (1905-1969) was a painter, specialising in children's portraits, and teacher who was born in Vienna, Austria. He studied at Vienna School of Fine Arts and in Germany at the Dresden Academy and in Berlin.

Materials: paper

Object name: print

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1996-0070/26



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