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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Caricature Signed by Oscar Berger.
    -[no date] 8.25" x 10". Matted and framed to 13.75" x 15.5".
    -Minor creases, else fine.

    Born in Prague, Oscar Berger (1901-1997) studied art in Paris and Berlin, which he fled when Hitler came to power in 1933. During the 1950s, he attended many sessions at the United Nations, where he sketched numerous world leaders. His work appeared in Time, The New York Times, and the New York Herald-Tribune.

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    A wonderful and original signed caricature of Eleanor Roosevelt, drawn by world famous Czechoslovakian caricaturist Oscar Berger, approximately 8 ¾ x 10 ¼," accomplished entirely in Berger's hand in black art crayon. The caricature of ER is signed "Berger" at the bottom of the drawing. In fine condition. Oscar Berger was born in Czechoslovakia in 1901. He became a cartoonist in Prague and later moved to Germany. However, his cartoons upset Adolf Hitler and he was forced to flee the country. After spells in Budapest and Paris he arrived in London in 1935 where he worked for the Daily Telegraph. His work also appeared in Life, the New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, and Le Figaro.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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