Hitler, by Albert Hahn jr. 1933

Albert Hahn jr was an important illustrator and cartoonist in Holland between World War I and II. His original surname was Dijkman and he was the stepson of Dutch cartoonist Albert Hahn Sr. The original family name was changed to Hahn Dijkman in 1922. He learned the profession not only from his stepfather, but also at the Quellinus art school in Amsterdam. He obtained degrees in decorative arts (1914) and linear arts (1916). He worked as an art teacher from 1914 to 1948, while also gaining notority as a political cartoonist. He signed his work with Hahn Jr. or A. Poussin.

De Bijenkorf, cover by Albert Hahn Jr. 1934De Bijenkorf, cover by Albert Hahn Jr. 1934

He became known for his cartoons for De Nieuwe Amsterdammer and for satirical socialist magazine De Notenkraker from 1915 onwards. He also made many illustrations for children's books, including Charles De Coster's 'Tijl Uilenspiegel' (1927), 'Christuslegenden' by Selma Lagerlöf (1929), 'Don Quichotte' (1931) and 'De Historie van Doctor Johannes Faustus' by René de Clercq (1931). When Hahn Sr. passed away in 1918, he became a staff artist with De Notenkraker. He drew many covers, political drawings and text comics, especially during the decade before the second World War, until 1936. He furthermore designed posters, calendars and brochures for the socialist party SDAP and the Dutch Association of Trade Unions NVV.

Cover for De Notenkraker, by Albert Hahn jr. 1935Notenkraker cover by Albert Hahn Jr

About De Notenkraker (in dutch)
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