A.Paul Weber's BRITISCHE BILDERN, 48 POLITICAL DRAWINGS, was published by the Nibelungen Verlag in Berlin in 1943, and represent the finest published work by this skilled and prolific artist. The Hans Sachs books in my collection give you some indication of his earlier style with its heady wood cut mannerisms in evoking the past cultural achievements of Germany. The images above appeared as anti-Imperialist propaganda during the thirties and were gathered together in 1943 with sympathetic quotes from Byron and Shelley.

Oddly enough many of his visual arguments and archetypes can be found in the work of the British Christian Socialist Arthur Wragg. Weber however seems most influenced by the idiosyncratic expressionist artist Alfred Kubin whose blasted heaths and tormented grotesques are favoured by Weber in productive ways, and in deft compositions that demonstrate Weber felt comfortable with a large picture surface. This makes him different say from Raemekers whose repetitive scenes of pain and horror easily exhaust the reader.