The Tate Collection

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the work of Hans Feibusch was banned. He escaped to Britain, becoming a British citizen in 1938. His work was included in the 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition and until his death in 1998; he was believed to be the last surviving artist whose work was shown in the famous "Entartete Kunst” exhibition. The painting 1939 relates to Feibusch’s experience as a soldier fighting on the Russian front from 1916-18. Feibusch had a brother and in 1929 he went skiing. Lutz was tragically killed in an avalanche and Feibusch had to meet the body at the train station. This experience was also much in mind when he painted 1939 his premonition of what was to come.
The Tate Gallery