Gerard Hoffnung was a German-born British cartoonist and musician. He was born as Gerhard Hoffnung in Berlin into a Jewish family on 22 March 1925. His family sent him to England to escape the Nazi regime in 1938. He was joined by his mother in the following year, while his father went to Palestine. Hoffnung and his mother settled in the Hampstead Garden suburb of London, where he would live for the rest of his life. Hoffnung developed a distinctive style which owed something to the German illustrator Wilhelm Busch. He mainly drew with a mapping pen and Indian ink, much of his humour centred on the world of music, particularly the various instruments of the orchestra with which he was fascinated. Given his immense talents and his relatively short life, posthumous events to celebrate his work have taken place around the world during the decades since his passing. We present for sale a framed vintage poster promoting an exhibition of his work at the V&A London in 1976/77, the poster design includes a sample of his wonderful cartoon artwork. Chrome effect frame, some signs of wear and tear in the form of fine scratches. Overall size - 79cm x 53cm £145.00 Economical U.K. delivery can be arranged with a specialist carrier at separate cost. Delivery is not included. Checkout will mention delivery but this is not included within the price stated. Other items shown in our photographs are not included.
Vintage framed Gerard Hoffnung exhibition poster - V&A 1976/77