Max Gehlsen

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The virtual exhibition Max Gehlsen has been created by the Archives Départementales du Pas-de-Calais in Dainville and Arras. Some 200 watercolours made by the German artist Max Gehlsen (1881-1930) were donated in 2009 by a grand child of Gehlsen to the regional archives at Dainville [AD Pas-de-Calais, Archives iconographiques, sous-série 47]. As a soldier Gehlsen served mainly at the Oise front. His drawings were made in the Oise region, near the Somme, in Flanders and in the most northern départements of France, in particular the Pas-de-Calais. After a gas attack in 1917 Gehlsen was hospitalised and sent back to Germany. The collection contains some drawings made in Hamburg, Altona and Nuremberg. You can choose images at random or choose a particular year, location or theme. The website offers a bibliography on art during the First World War. This virtual exhibition can be viewed in French, English, German and Dutch.

Max Gehlsen

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