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Biographical/Historical Information

The German Jewish author and poet Hans Sahl was born in 1902 in Dresden. He fled Nazi Germany for France and then immigrated to the United States, where he gained success as a translator of American authors. Sahl returned to Tübingen in 1990, where he died in 1993.

Leo Glueckselig was born in Vienna in 1914. He studied architecture and worked as an interior designer. He left Austria with his family in 1938 and immigrated to New York, where he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. He was part of the Oskar-Maria-Graf Stammitsch. Since 1999 his artwork has been exhibited in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Washington, and Graz. Leo Glueckselig died in New York in 2003. His brother was the poet Friedrich Bergammer (Fritz Glueckselig).

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Glückselig, Leo: Portrait of Hans Sahl, Leo Baeck Institute, 2007.69.