From the portfolio Twenty-One Etchings and Poems
Jacques Lipchitz, American (born Lithuania), 1891 - 1973. Printed by Andersen-Lamb, Brooklyn. Published by Morris Gallery, New York.
Like Lipchitz, the German poet and art critic Hans Sahl (1902-1993) directly addressed the threat posed by the rise of Fascism and anti-Semitism in Europe in the 1930s. After World War II, Sahl began writing poetry that expressed his views on politics and described his flight from the Holocaust. It was almost certainly this shared experience that drew Lipchitz to Sahl's work: the artist created Gedicht to illustrate a poem of the same name in the portfolio Twenty-One Etchings and Poems, published by the Morris Gallery, New York, in 1960.