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As a counterpoint to the argument that early twentieth century use of the pentagram masked a thinly veiled antisemitism, compare this example of National Socialist art. The painting, Upper Austrian Farm Family by Anton Lutz (1894/02/19-1992/05/02) depicted the usual themes of farming, labour, family and children but is noteworthy here for the additional element of a pentagram on the crib footboard. In this context it reflects a common usage among the peasantry who viewed the pentagram as a warding sign, protecting from evil.
Lutz, Anton, öst Akt-, Bildnis-, Landschafts- u. Stillebenmaler (Prof.), * 19.2.1894 Prambachkirchen, ansäaig in Linx O Ö.
Schüler von Gerhardinger u. Knirr in München Mitgl. der Weiner Sezession. Koll.-Ausst. Nov. 1935 im Oberöst. Kstver. in Linz, dessen Präsident er ist, 1954 im Landesmus. ebda (ill. Kat.). Mehrere Bilder in d. O.-Öst. Landesgal. in Linz, in d. Kstsmlgn d. Stadt Linz, im Bes. d. Landes Oberöst., d. Niederöst. Landesreg., d. Bundesregierung u. d. Bayer. Staatsreg.
Lit.: Krackowizer-Berger. — D. ostbair. Grenzmarken, 18 (1929) 159. — Kst in Öst, (Leoben). 1 (1934) 76. — D. getreue Eckart (Wein), 14 (1936) 95/98, 127/30. — Kst dem Volk (Wein), 11 (1940) April p. 40. — Oberösterreich (Linz), 1 (1951/52) H. 3, p. 29, m. 2 Abbn ; 4 (1954/55) H. 3/4, p. 37 f., m. 7 Abbn. — D. XX. Jahrh., 3 (1941) 290 (Abb.).

Hans Vollmer, Allgemeines Lexicon der bildenden Künstler des XX. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig : Veb E. A. Seemann Verlag Leipzig. VI. 1962 [Ger 750. 3 T43av] p. 276.
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