Fritz Bergen


Illustrator of Children's Books and Popular Magazines

a favorite German early war-time theme : an illustration showing captured Belgian 'franc-tireurs'


Fritz Bergen was born in Dassau Germany, in November 1857. He received training in the arts at the academy of Leipzig and afterwards worked as a portratist in Munich. During the war years, he produced many heroic illustrations for children's books, almanachs and other popular publications.

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left :a typical war-time production
an imaginary scene of street fighting in Antwerp in October 1914

right : German infantry attacking across barbed-wire positions



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