Georg Sluyterman von Langeweyde

Biography

Lino- and woodcut illustrations, posters. Born 13 April 1903 in Essen. 1920-22: studied at Essen Kunstgewerbeschule: teachers included Wilhelm Pötter and Hermann Kätelhön, then at the Düsseldorf Akademie where he was a Meisterschüler of Paul Junghaans. c1925: worked as a graphic artist in Düsseldorf. May 1928: joined the NSDAP, and became member of the SA. Designed posters; other graphic work included that for the weekly newspaper of the Düsseldorf Gau (area) of the NSDAP, Die Neue Front. His engravings in wood and lino, often incorporating quotations, in the style of the Old Masters. c1938: painted murals for hostels of the Hitler Youth and of the SA. 1940: settled in Bendestorf, near Hamburg. 1941: volunteers for military service on the Eastern Front. c1945: captured by the British and interned for a year. After the war he designed for publicity. 1970: awarded Ring of Honour of the Deutsches Kulturwerk Europäischen Geistes. Died 5 January 1978 in Bendestorf and buried there at the Heidefriedhof.

Writings about

  • Albert Mankopf, Georg Sluyterman von Langeweyde, Essen: Küster, 1938
  • Alexander Heilmeyer, ‘Zeichnung und Graphik aus der “Grossen Deutschen Kunstausstellung 1939” im Haus der Deutschen Kunst’, Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich, Oct. 1939, pp. 326-37, esp. 331
  • Vollmer, 1958 (bibliography)
  • MGD, 1992 (9 pages)
  • R. Monzart, ‘La Culture graphique de la nouvelle droite’, in Art Press, no. 223, April 1997
  • Benezit, 2006.
  • Artur Grams, ‘Das Reichsvolksschullesebuch’, Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., 1938, pp. 371-96, esp. pp. 394, 396 (woodcuts)
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1998
  • ‘Tag der Deutschen Kunst’ (report, Munich, July 1937), Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., 1937, p. 338
  • Walter Hofmann, brief review of Mankopf book, Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., Oct. 1938, p. 160

Exhibitions

  • Haus der Deutschen Kunst, Munich, 1937
  • Grossen Deutschen, Munich, 1939
  • Haus der Jugend, Winsen, 1956.