At a flea market the other week I found a book of illustrations by Joe Spier dated 1933 and titled Teekeningen. I had never seen his work before and was very impressed with the illustrations even though they are not in the best of condition.
|Joe Spiel Illustration De Brug Der Zuchten Amsterdam|
There is a lot of 'foxing' around the illustrations but they are printed on good quality paper. If they were trimmed I think they would still look great framed.
|Joe Spiel Illustration 1931 MANOEUVRES|
The detail is amazing and so I took a look around to find out more about the artist. He was a very popular Dutch artist who was arrested for during a parody of Hitler and managed to survive.
|Joe Spiel Illustration Leidseplein|
I have tried to find out more about him but could not find a lot online but did find an interesting article about line drawing here.
|Joe Spiel Illustration Blinde|
There are 70 illustrations and I will put the rest up on my website as soon as possible.
|Joe Spiel Illustration Bloembollen|