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Der Schulmeister (The Schoolmaster)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Der Schulmeister (The Schoolmaster), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 160 x 120 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 5/16 x 4 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/16 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.09

The figure (robot) with a globe for a head is striking a young student who is on his knees with a discipline rod. The teacher figure has a tag around his neck that says, 1+1=2. Behind both of these two figures is an abacus.