Kahn portrait: El País Semanal

September 3, 2013

“Fritz Kahn, a forgotten genius” is the headline of a multi-page article in El País Semanal, the weekly magazine of the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain. The author introduces Kahn as an educator with “extraordinary imagination and boldness” who revolutionized the depiction of the human body during the 1920s. He describes how Kahn became famous, was expelled by the Nazi regime, and slid into oblivion. In a parallel thread, he tells the story of Kahn’s rediscovery by the siblings Uta und Thilo von Debschitz, who chanced upon Kahn’s illustrations, researched his life and work, and finally published a monography about him.

El País Semanal (full article in Spanish)