Digital: Ex Post

January 10, 2005

Stefan Mart - Homage to an Unknown Artist

TITLE PAGE Stefan Mart - Homage to an Unknown Artist: "Stefan Mart was the narrator and illustrator of the picture book Tales of the Nations, published in Hamburg in 1933 by the 'Cigarettenbilderdienst Hamburg-Bahrenfeld' ('Cigarette Picture Service').

Tales of the Nations is the work of a narrator and illustrator who never made a second public appearance, neither as an artist nor as a writer, at least not under the name Stefan Mart. Searching in libraries, browsing through reference books and old exhibition catalogues brings nothing to light. The name Stefan Mart does not occur anywhere except in lists of old books compiled by meticulous antiquarians. And even here it is never associated with any other work except the one volume published in Hamburg in 1933."

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