Art: Hofer & Co. Come Back

Berlin's first major postwar art show was strictly non-Nazi. Every one of the 25 exhibiting artists had been in bad odor with Adolf Hitler, the onetime house painter.

Best known in the U.S. was Professor Karl Hofer, 67, a steady follower of Cázanne, and a venerated teacher at the Berlin Academy until the Nazis, kicked him out. In 1938, the Carnegie International jury gave its $1.000 first prize to Hofer's The Wind, which pictured two defenseless figures huddling against a swirl ; it might well have been the ill wind faced by non-Nazi Germans. Herr Goebbels, the furious Fährer of Nazi art,...

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