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Working Maidens, Painting by Leopold Schmutzler (1940)
Nazi art policy reflected the regime's "blood and soil" ideology: scenes depicting the hard but "honorable" life of workers and peasants were among the regime's preferred pictorial motifs. This painting by Leopold Schmutzler (1864-1940) was exhibited in the "Great German Art Exhibition" of 1940 in Munich.