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Frans Masereel’s “The City” (1925)

A Look at Interwar European Cities

rans Masereel (1889-1972) was a Flemish artist who was known as being one of the progenitors of the graphic novel. Masereel’s wordless novels give a glimpse into class struggles in European urban centres. Factory scenes, large towering machinery, hunger, and poverty feature prominently in these panels. The artist also keenly observes the treatment of women
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