The Viennese painter Hans von Hayek (1869–1940) was born in 1900 in the Dachau artists' colony, where he ran a private painting school. From 1914 to 1918 he was on the road as a war correspondent on behalf of the Leipziger Illustrirten Zeitung. As a companion to the 6th Army, he mainly stayed in northern France and Flanders. In numerous drawings he sketched locations of the First World War: trenches and prison camps, ruins and destroyed landscapes. His portrayals are difficult to reproduce the chaos and desolation of the brutal war of positions. Nevertheless, they are valuable historical documents today.
48 p. With num. Fig., Dachau 2014