~v 46 graphische Richtung Hegenbarths entschied, so konnte er dies nur, nachdem er bei Willi Titze und Alfred Mahlau sich einen festen zeichnerischen Grund, eine gesicherte Tech- nik erworben hatte. Daher mag es kommen, da(3 den BetracHter dieser Graphiken die fast virtuose Sicherheit des Striches erfreut. Jeder kleinste Haken, jedweder Schnorkel, aber auch die Anatomie eines Fingers, eines Gelenks beweist, wie vollkommen und sicher hier das Auge den Strich lenkt. Das ware nicht möglich, wenn Auge und Hand nicht seit langem immer wieder geübt und ange- halten würden, einzig Diener des künstleri- schen phantastischen Vorgangs zu sein, den wir mit dem banalen Wort «zeichnen» um- schreiben. erich pfeiffer-belli Undoubtedly Josef Hegenbarth who was born in 1884 is one of the most stimulating and spirited German draftsmen and illustra tors. Not imitating him but unhesitatingly ac cepting his originality, the individual «hand writing» of Hegenbarth's as their model is the common and legitimate procedure of budding artists - provided they have enough force to absorb and make their own the in fluence of this other artist. Such artistic vi tality can be safely assumed in the case of Siegfried Oelke who was born to a mis sionary near Canton (China). Oelke works today, after having often proved his ability as a free lance artist, at the Master School of Fashion in Hamburg where he teaches figurative drawing; both the school and the teacher are to be congratulated on this choice. Oelke himself states that he has re ceived a variety of stimuli from Hegenbarth's

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