Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts



Grossmann, Walter. EDUARD ZUCKMAYR. Pencil on paper, 1916. Titled, signed with the monogram "W.G.," dated "Ostern 16," and signed by Zuckmayr just below his portrait. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (sheet). Some creasing and staining to the paper, well away from the image, else in very good condition. Walter Grossman, who was an art student, served in the German army in WWI, became a physician and emigrated to the US in the 1930s, where he served as a public health officer in Connecticut. Eduard Zuckmayr (1890-1972) was a composer and educator who emigrated from Germany to Turkey in 1935. He was one of a group of prominent German anti-Nazi intellectuals, who sought opportunities to participate in the modernization of Turkey under Kemal Ataturk. He was responsible for the creation and management of the first institute of music education in Turkey ("The effect of the German professors was felt in all spheres of higher education, but it was especially in music and music education that the extent of modernization was vigorous. In that sense, Eduard Zuckmayer's efforts had no precedent in Turkish history: the modernization of the Gazi Muallim Mektebi (Gazi Teachers Institute) and the institutionalization of music education would not have been possible in such a short period of time had Zuckmayer not come to Turkey, set up the institute the way he did from scratch and directed it for thirty-four years." Pelin Kadercan, University of Rochester.). 

Inv num: 10336