Born Jan. 10, 1858, in Radeberg, Saxony; died Aug. 9, 1929, in Berlin. German graphic artist.
Zille attended art school in Berlin (from 1872), and from 1872 to 1907 he worked as a lithographer. His numerous drawings and watercolors that appeared in the journals Simplicissimus and Eulenspiegel depicted in a free, ironic style life in Berlin’s working-class districts. Zille’s works frequently protested against social injustice, for example, the cycle Children of the Street (drawing, 1912).
REFERENCESEvgen’ev, K. “GenrikhTsille.” Iskusstvo, 1934, no. 6.
Das Zille-Werk, vols. 1–3. Berlin, 1926.
Das grosse Zille-Album. Berlin, 1927.
Heinrich Zille, Vater der Strasse. Ein Jubiläumsband. [Berlin, 1958.]