Helmut Andreas Paul GRIESHABER
After studying art in Stuttgart, Helmut Andreas Paul Grieshaber travelled extensively in Europe; banned by the regime for his criticism of National Socialism, he earned his living in various occupations during the war. He was forced into the Wehrmacht and later interned as a prisoner of war in the mines of Belgium. Returning to Germany after the war, he concentrated on his work as an engraver, always preferring large-format plates. Alpine landscapes, animals, religious and mythological representations are continually re-proposed in his works in political, social and contemporary contexts. The focus of his work has always been on man and human dignity from various points of view, also reflecting his political commitment and his long activity as a pacifist and ecologist. He has received numerous prizes and awards and his works have been shown in various exhibitions.
photo © Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F032662-0025 / Gräfingholt, Detlef / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons