Schrade Horst


16.04.1924 - 24.02.2014

Cartoonist, illustrator.

Horst Szadeh is a famous German cartoonist, a master of political caricature. He was born in 1924 in East Prussia, in the city of Prusis-Eylau. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the German navy, but shortly before the end of the war he fled to Denmark, where he worked on an icebreaker. Until 1949 he worked as a teacher of higher education in Bruges and in particular taught drawing. From 1949 to 1953 he studied at the School of Applied Arts in Berlin-Weissensee. In 1953 he received a diploma as an illustrator and from that time he worked as a regular artist of satirical magazines “Fresh Wind” and “Ulenshpigel”. In the latter, he worked until his resignation in 1989. Illustrated textbooks of foreign languages, visual aids, propaganda materials, also drew cartoons for the television of the GDR. Member of the Association of cartoonists and artists of the GDR, member of the Committee on Social Affairs of the District Council. Today he continues to live and work in Berlin.


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