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German painter and sculptor who emigrated to Britain. He became a member of the Freier Deutscher Kulturbund (FDKB), or Free German League of Culture, founded in 1939 with the painter Oskar Kokoschka officially at its head and headquartered in the home of the artist Fred Uhlman in Downshire Hill, Hampstead. Most of the League’s members were not political, but it contained a small, influential Communist element. The League helped organise exhibitions, such as a solo show for John Heartfield at the Arcade Gallery, 1939, and Artists Aid Jewry, at Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1943. Sokol’s wife survived him in northwest London.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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