Paul Citroen

A portrait of artist Paul Citroen.

Paul Citroen started his career as avant-garde-artist in Berlin. He studied at the Bauhaus and made the famous photo-collage ‘Metropolis’. With the arrival of the Nazi’s, there was no more space for modernism in Germany, causing Citroen to flee to the Netherlands. He didn’t get famous till the seventies, for his ingenious portrait drawings and paintings. His success with the grand audience, according to some made him artistically less sincere. Citroen himself said subdued: “Perhaps I am not qualified as an artist, for I essentially care more about people than art.”

Director: Paul Kramer
Camera: Martijn Tervoort
Sound: Casper Heer en Anthony Parker
Edited by: Paul Tekenbroek
Producer: René Mendel