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The illustrator Walter Trier was born in Prague in 1890, but soon moved to Berlin, where he was schooled, studied with artists Franz Stuck (1863 –1928) and Erwin Knirr (1894 – 1973), and spent most of his career. He was best known for his illustrations of books by Erich Kästner and the covers of the magazine ‘Lilliput’. Trier emigrated to London in 1936, where he worked with the Ministry of Information in the creation of anti-Nazi leaflets. He moved to Canada in 1947 to be closer to his daughter. Walter Trier died in Ontario, Canada on July 8, 1951.
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Trier, Walter, 1890-1951: Checkmate the Fuehrer, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 89.18.
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