Fine Art

German Expressionists & The Third Reich

Saturday 15th – 29th July 10am – 5pm
The Meeting Room, St Andrew's Church, Church Street, Holt, NR25 6BB

The festival is delighted to present this fascinating exhibition, a subject rarely attempted in Britain, telling the story of Hitler’s suppression of selected artists in addition to writers, architects, musicians, theatre, filmmakers etc. The artists, stemming from several creative movements before the first war, reached their peak in the 1920s, however many were fleeing Eastern Europe, Germany and Austria by the 1930s.


The exhibition will include over eighty sculptures, paintings and works on paper by the major artists involved, in addition to less frequently seen works from artist’s families. We are delighted to have loans from the few public galleries in the UK  which focus on German Expressionism, as well as private collections, other institutions and the London and European art trade.

The exhibition is financially supported by Holt Festival and has received grants from the Munich based Tavolozza Foundation and the East Anglia Art Fund as well as commercial sponsors and donations from private individuals. More information will be available in early June when we will be publishing a thirty-six page free Zine about the art events at Holt Festival. It will be widely available in North Norfolk and arts venues throughout East Anglia.

Details about the talks and events relating to the exhibition along with the Art Trail will be published shortly.