What if Hitler Became an Artist Instead of a Psychopath?

Published by Hammer
March 27, 2009 at 07:45

While there are few that would deny the fact that Adolph Hitler was an absolute psychopath, it turns out that Hitler also had a remarkable talent in Art.  It would be difficult to compare him to Rembrandt, Picasso or their contemporaries, but Hitler's skills far surpassed mine.  While I am deeply resentful of his deeds, I wouldn't have any problem hanging his art on my wall, assuming of course that I was unaware that it was Hitler's work.

It turns out that an unidentified collector has uncovered 13 of Hitler's oil paintings and is going to auction them off.  The paintings are considered his early works, all painted around 1910.  The collector apparently forgot about these works after locking them in his garage years ago.  I can only imagine what kind of 'garage' this many has if he can simply 'forget' about artwork that is likely worth tens of thousands of dollars.  I get the feeling that this collector's garage is nothing like my garage.

Another interesting thought to consider, Hitler started his life as an aspiring artist.  After building his portfolio a little he began applying to various universities.  Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts rejected Hitler twice, in 1907 and 1908, telling him that he didn't have any talent.  If Hitler was accepted, that could have completely changed the entire world.  Hence, one could argue, that Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts is to blame for Hitler's psychopathic tendencies later in life.  It is fully possible that if he was accepted, he may have turned into the next Rembrandt or Picasso, but instead the vulgar rejection of his talents lead him to a life of misery.

... of course, this is only a theory.

As for the attached images, all Caters Images were taken from Daily Mail, while Emo Hitler was taken from the Fark Comments section.

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Comment by
March 28, 2009 at 11:19

Fucking Lunatic!!!! The art sucks, my dog could do better!

Comment by
March 31, 2009 at 09:31

Hitler the artist would definitely do less harm to the world. However, one should remember the situation in the world and especially in Germany in early 1920th. Inflation was running ramped in Germany with the government completely unable and unwilling to help its people. And from the example of Russia everyone knew that anything would have been better than the Communist regime. If it wasn’t Hitler it would have been somebody else. If you going to blame Vienna’s Academy of Arts for the massive genocide, you might as well blame the composer Wagner, who by Hitler’s own admission had a profound effect on his development.

Comment by
March 31, 2009 at 10:22

Eugenez, while I'm sure the blame of Vienna's Academy of Arts was sarcasm to an extent, you make a very good point. It would be interesting to witness a future where Hitler was in fact an artist, rather than a psychopath. While you are likely correct, someone else would have taken his place, I would hope that no one would have caused the extreme devastation that ripped through Europe during Hitler's reign.

Comment by
April 24, 2009 at 11:46

Considering what happened to the world after Hitler was not admitted to art school, I think we all can be profoundly thankful that Jeff Koons was admitted.

Comment by
August 6, 2010 at 15:49

He'd still be psychopath. Hitler did not enjoy constructive criticism and thought "Screw you! It's my style!" He was like your average deviantart art 12 year old who took criticism as a "death threat" and had an ego the size of Chris Chan.


Basically, Hitler was a sensative man.

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