Wilhelm Busch

German , 1832 - 1908

German poet, painter and cartoonist Wilhelm Busch was born in 1832 in the village of Wiedensahl near Hanover, Germany. He studied at the academies of Antwerp, Dusseldorf and Munich and later joined the staff of the satirical publication “Fliegende Blatter”, where he contributed highly popular humorous drawings from 1859- 1871. Busch eventually began adding his own verses to the drawings, thus creating the first comic strips. He is perhaps best known for his series about two little boys called, “Max and Moritz”. The Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hanover honors his life’s work.

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