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Herwarth Walden (actual name Georg Lewin, September 16, 1879, in Berlin – October 31, 1941, in Saratov, Russia) was a German Expressionist artist and art expert in many disciplines. He is broadly acknowledged as one of the most important discoverers and promoters of German avant-garde art in the early twentieth century (Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Magic Realism).

Edmund Kesting (1892-1970) was a German photographer and painter.

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Kesting, Edmund: [Portrait of Herwarth Walden], Leo Baeck Institute, 78.145.