Dieter Huthmacher

Woodcut by Dieter Huthmacher taken from

Günter Mahal: Sehr Verehrt, Bad Teinach

1993 © DOPPELFANT-Presse

There has been a long tradition of Hesse caricatures - ever since Olaf Gulbransson, with a droll twist of his drawing pen, invented "Die Hesse," a bird whose head boldly betrays the writer's distinctive facial traits.

In his book Sehr verehrt - produced in association with Günter Mahal, and from which this woodcut is taken - Dieter Huthmacher parodies an intolerant "disciple of Hesse." Huthmacher was born in Pforzheim in 1947 and studied in his home town before becoming Villa Massimo scholarship holder in 1977. He has been successful not only as a graphic artist and caricaturist (DIE ZEIT, Pardon, Schwarzwälder Bote) but also as a printer and editor of bibliophile editions published by doppelfant-presse.

Devotees of literary and musical cabaret can admire the highly versatile artist as author, composer and performer of his own songs. Dieter Huthmacher lives and works in Bad Teinach.