Everything about Georg Rauch’s life seems improbable. It was improbable that a young, partly Jewish Austrian boy should have escaped the Holocaust, much less been mustered into the Wehrmacht. Improbable that he should have survived combat on the Eastern front, internment in a Russian POW camp, or the illness which he contracted while in captivity.
The only thing not improbable about Georg Rauch was that his towering talent would one day overshadow his tortuous past to make him a world-reknowned artist. Or that his autobiography – which has sold over 70,000 copies – would one day attract almost as much interest as his art.
Georg Rauch passed away in 2006, but his artistic legacy shines even more brightly than his storied life, and thanks to the efforts of his wife Phyllis a new generation is discovering both his art and his story.
Learn more about Georg, and find links to his work and reviews on Amazon Books here.
Don’t miss the exhibition of Georg’s art at Jocotopec’s Casa de Cultura (map here) from Sept. 8-28, 2018.
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(Post by Antonio Ramblés.)