Rudolf Schlichter is a fairly well-known German artist with a style
reminiscent of his more famous contemporary, Geroge Grosz.
You can see a good sampling of Schlichter's works via a Google Images
search on the artist's name:
Two links worth noting in particular are the photograph of a young
Schlichter with some of his pals:
and the pen and ink drawing at this link:
which (at one time, at least) was hanging in a London gallery:
Figures at a Café Table c. 1924
1890 - 1955
24.3/4 x 19.3/4 inches
43 Dover Street,London,W1S 4NU, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 2875 Fax: +44 (0)20 7499 0431
The above drawing illustrates the key problem of tracking down the
particular picture you're looking for. The people in the drawings are
not always identified.
If a picture comes to be named "Portrait of [So-and-So], then the
person portrayed in it can be readily identified...otherwise, such
identification can be quite elusive.
A fair amount has been written about Schlicter as well, and some of
the books are rich with illustrations of his work. You may want to
order some of these books, or track them down through a library.
For instance, a search on his name at [ www.amazon.com ] results in
more than 100 books (many in German, but quite a few in English as
A Google search for books on Schlichter also turns up quite a number of hits:
Note that near the top of the results page is an option to " Search
for English results only", in case you want to eliminate most of the
foreign language listings.
There's a nice overview of Schlichter's life, work, and bibliography at:
Here's an italian gallery that features some of Schlichter's works:
and here's mention of a picture of his in the Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin:
If you search here on the name [ Schlichter ]:
you'll get a list of a number of auction houses that have (or recently
sold) some of Schlichter's works. Quite a number of the auction
houses are in Europe (note that the list -- which only shows a few
results per page -- goes on for several pages).
Similar results can be seen at the wonderful Artprice site:
again, by searching on the artist's name.
Artprice lists 186 Drawings, 17 paintings, and 70 posters for
Schlichter, and is perhaps the richest listing of his works you'll
find in a single place. I perused these for mention of your parents'
names, but did not see them noted. However, you may want to have a
To see detailed information on any of the pieces listed at Artprice,
you would have to sign up to their service for a monthly or annual
I hope this information is enough to give you a fairly comprehensive
start to your search for Schlichter's works, and for your parents'
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All the best,