Georg Ehrlich was born on 22 February 1897 in Vienna.

He studied from 1912 to 1915 at the Vienna School of Applied Arts under Cizek and Strnad. After his return home from World War I he immediately began to draw. He dealt with the inhuman war experiences in a nervous-expressive style.


In 1921 he moved to Munich, then to Berlin, where he quickly established himself. The collection of graphic art in Munich showed his work together with Barlach, Corinth, Klee and Kokoschka. He exhibited in the famous gallery Tannhauser and was contracted by Cassirer and Goltz.


In Vienna he was promoted by the art historians Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat. In 1923 he joined the Hagenbund, where he not only exhibited regularly but also formed friendships.


From 1930 on he increased his travel and international exhibition activities due to his rising popularity. Ehrlich turned to sculpture and graphics. In 1937 he went into exile in London where he quickly gathered a circle of collectors.


Numerous museum exhibitions, including 1997 at the Albertina, prove his prominence. His works can be found in prestigious collections such as the Belvedere, the Graphic Collection (Kupferstichkabinett), the Graphic Arts Collection Munich, the British Museum and the Tate Gallery.

Ehrlich died on 1st July 1966 in Lucerne.

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