Otto Schubert: Paintings from the Trenches

 

Otto Schubert postcards from the trenches

16 January 1916 My dear Irma! Received your mail in the trench this morning, newspaper and package. Made me very happy. Now I will eat ‘high on the hog’ [ich werde hohe Tafel halten] and, while doing so, I keep thinking how beautiful it would be if only we could do this at home. Thousand greetings to you. Your Otto

Art student Otto Schubert (1892-1970) was 22 years old when he was drafted into the war. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma.

All pictures extracted from Postcards from the Trenches: A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War by Irene Guenther, published by Bloomsbury Visual Arts.

(“World War One: Painted postcards sent from the trenches,” https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-46098878, 11-8-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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