'I want people to know, to think, to see the war as it is'
Here are some cartoons out of the book:
1. Our sacrifice for the world 1919/ Consumatum Est
2. Belgium, 1919 (in America in the war):
4. About this drawing, Ariane de Ranitz told an interesting story. It will be all written in the biography.
'Louis Raemaekers, the biting anti-German cartoonist of the 1914-18 War, died on July 26, 1956 at Scheveningen, naar The Hague, at the age of 87. It has been said of Raemaekers that he was the one private individual who exercised a real and great influence on the course of the 1914-18 War. There were a dozen or so people - emperors, kings, statesman, and commanders-in-chief - who obviously, and notoriously, shaped policies and guided events. Outside that circle of the great, Louis Raemaekers stands conspicious as the one man who, without any assistance of title or office, indubitably swayed the destinies of peoples.'
(The New York Times, Raemaekers obituary, summer 1956)
Authors Jan Dewilde and Ariane de Ranitz at the presentation of the catalogue:
Some impressions of the exhibition:
The Catalogue costs 18 euro -
Where to find: IFFM Ypres.
Visit the exhibition in Ypres 24 October 2009 - 3 January 2010
coming soon: www.louisraemaekers.nl