Heinrich Zille


Rudolf Heinrich Zille was born in 1858 and died in 1929. He was a German illustrator and photographer, and referred to himself as himself as ‘Pinselheinrich’. He was known for his mostly funny drawings, catching the characteristics of people or stereotypes. Additional he was the first to depict the desperate social environment of the Berlin Mietskasernen (like tenements and portraying poverty in the developing proletarian class.

He said that his artworks were the result of hard work instead of artistic talent. He believed only in hard working process.

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