Artist Hermann Nonnenmacher: Fleeing woman

Artist Hermann Nonnenmacher (1892-1988): Fleeing woman

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Hermann Nonnenmacher (1892-1988):
Fleeing woman
Unframed (ref: 7782)
Signed with initials

Terracotta sculpture 
9 1/4 x 3 in. (23.5 x 7.6 cm)

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Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 84. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 84, page 127.

Herman Nonnenmacher  was  born in Germany, but fled to England in 1938 with his wife the sculptor Erna Rosenberg (1889-1980). Before the rise of Nazism, both  was a well-known sculptors whose works adorned many public buildings in Germany. Hermann and Erna's art was classified as degenerate by the Nazis, and much of his public sculpture was destroyed. 
During the second world war Hermann and Erna were interned on the Isle of Man.
Erna, who was Jewish,  was the model for this poignant composition of a fleeing figure.