19 February 2013

Wildlife by Wilhelm Eigener

Wilhelm Eigener  (1904-1982)  was a German animal illustrator and graphic artist.
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He  worked from 1930 to 1938 as chief draftsman at  Friedlander , a Hamburg printing company ,where he  specialized on circus  posters. During the 2nd World War II he served as a soldier in Poland and Russia. From the 1950s, he was one of the most sought after animal and nature's book illustrators. His realistic watercolors are in many  books on biology but also on the covers of  publications of Berlin Zoo. These are from 1961.

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