Helmuth Stockmann was a draftsman, caricaturist and illustrator. He illustrated numerous books in the twenties, including new editions by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Diderot, also many erotic (and some at that time controversial and forbidden) works. His works were featured in the war leaflets (published by P. Cassirer), among others. published together with those by Max Liebermann.
There is very little known for this artist, a guess is he was in his late twenties when Germany went to war in 1914, he produced his first book cover for a German translated version of Diderot's Ceci n’est pas un conte, in 1910
The erotic portfolios Sünde and Puder show a mix of sex, power and death. There are resemblances to discover with the art from Felicien Rops, Franz von Bayros and Aubrey Beardsley.
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