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Wilhelm Busch

German painter, poet and cartoonist

1832   -   1908

country of citizenship: German Confederation, German Empire, Germany
native language: German
educated at: Technical University of Munich, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
occupation: poet, painter, essayist, writer, autobiographer

Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch (15 April 1832 – 9 January 1908) was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He published comic illustrated cautionary tales from 1859, achieving his most notable works in the 1870s. Busch's illustrations used wood engraving, and later, zincography. Busch drew on contemporary parochial and city life, satirizing Catholicism, Philistinism, strict religious morality and bigotry. His comic text was colourful and entertaining, using onomatopoeia, neologisms and other figures of speech, and led to some work being banned by the authorities. Busch was influential in both poetry and illustration, and became a source for future generations of comic artists. The Katzenjammer Kids was inspired by Busch's Max and Moritz, one of a number of imitations produced in Germany and the United States. The Wilhelm Busch Prize and the Wilhelm Busch Museum help maintain his legacy. His 175th anniversary in 2007 was celebrated throughout Germany. Busch remains one of the most influential poets and artists in Western Europe.
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works

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Ut ôler Welt

book by Wilhelm Busch

author: Wilhelm Busch

1910

Max and Moritz

book by Wilhelm Busch

author: Wilhelm Busch

1865

Plisch und Plum

Bildergeschichte von Wilhelm Busch

author: Wilhelm Busch

1882

Fipps, der Affe

literary work by Wilhelm Busch

author: Wilhelm Busch

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