Born and died in Berlin, Germany. Rudy Lesser was German expressionist mainly active as watercolor and graphic artist. He was a student of prof. Hans Meid. In 1933 he immigrated to the Scandinavian countries (Denmark and Sweden) in order to escape from the emerging Nazi regime. From 1946 until 1956 he lived in USA, where he was a professor at the Howard University in Washington DC. After 1956 he moves back to Berlin where he lives until the end of his life.

Rudi Lesser visited Macedonia at the end of 1950s, where he produced at least one lithography: “Skopje 1961”, today is in the collection if the author this book.

Rudi Lesser (1901 – 1988) Skopje, lithography
Rudi Lesser (1901 – 1988) Skopje, lithography

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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