Adolf Hitlers paintings
Adolf Hitlers paintings. Just some pictures that belong to the hand one of the most bloodthirsty tyrants of the twentieth century – Adolf Hitler. According to unconfirmed reports, at the beginning of last century (1908), the young Adolf wanted to enter the Vienna Academy of Arts, but as we all now know, he did not succeed. A number of Hitler’s paintings were seized by the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. They were taken to the United States with other captured materials and are still held by the U.S. government, which has declined to allow them to be exhibited. Other paintings were kept in private collections. In the 2000s, a number of these works began to be sold at auction. In 2009 auction house Mullock’s of Shropshire sold 15 of Hitler’s paintings for a total of $120,000, while Ludlow’s of Shropshire sold 13 works for over €100,000. In a 2012 auction in Slovakia, an individual painting fetched $42,300.
According to a conversation before the outbreak of World War II in August 1939, published in the Blue Book, Hitler told British ambassador Nevile Henderson, “I am an artist and not a politician. Once the Polish question is settled, I want to end my life as an artist.”