Carl Franz Moos, Lenzerheide, 1930s

Carl Franz Moos was a renowned member of Die Sechs (The Six), a group of Munich-based poster artists. In 1916, he moved to Zurich, Switzerland located approximately 140 KM (87 miles) northwest of the beautiful mountain destination of Lenzerheide. Switzerland remained neutral in both world wars and managed to avoid German invasion due to what some scholars have described as “risk versus reward.” Switzerland’s defense and terrain made occupation difficult. However, after Axis Powers surrounded the neutral nation, Switzerland assisted Germany by tightening borders. Switzerland also aided the identification of Jews by proposing the use of the red ‘J’ on passports during WWII.

Carl Franz Moos (German, 1878-1959) Lenzerheide, 1930s Lithograph on paper Gift of Elma Pratt