1908 Adolf Hitler painting up for auction

Published on September 21st, 2009 | by Admin

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A painting by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from 1908 is expected to fetch more than $16,000 when it hits the auction block next month.

The five by three inch painting bears the hated Fuhrer’s instantly-recognisable signature and its subject matter correspond with Hitler’s activities the year it was painted.

He was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1907 and 1908 after being told he was unfit for painting by masters at the school.

Down on his luck he resorted to copying scenes from postcards and selling to merchants and tourists in an effort to raise funds for himself – where Mrs Sheersmith found him.

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2 Responses to 1908 Adolf Hitler painting up for auction

  1. Just think, if those arrogant snoots had been encouraging to him, he might have poured himself into painting instead of anihilating 6 million people.

    Think about that before you’re mean to somebody.

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