Art: Notes from Underground

For German painters denounced as "degenerate" by Hitler, there were only two choices if they were to continue as artists: get out of Germany or go underground. Painters Paul Klee, George Grosz, Josef Albers and Architect Walter Gropius managed to escape; one of the few who chose to remain and survived is Fritz Winter, today rated as Germany's leading abstract-expressionist. To celebrate Winter's 50th birthday, Munich's Günther Franke Gallery is staging a showing of 46 of his paintings, ranging from 1929 to the present. The Munich retrospective, and a current exhibition now on...

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