by Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Heinrich Kley was an illustrator working in turn-of-the-century Germany. Primarily remembered for his paintings of industrial landscapes and machinery as well as his satirical, humorous, and topical drawings that tackled the social issues afflicting his country between the two world wars, Kley gained some Stateside notoriety with his drawings appearing in Coronet Magazine and Walt Disney becoming an avid collector of his work.