The New International Encyclopædia/Busch, Wilhelm (rhymester)

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BUSCH, Wilhelm (1832—). A German humorous artist and rhymester, born at Wiedensahl, Hanover. He began to draw for the Fliegende Blätter in 1859. His earlier manner displayed satirical skill and much facility in characterization by slight outline strokes, but his later work lacks form and finish. He published a series of sketches, for which he himself composed suitable text, and which have become exceedingly popular throughout Germany. This includes Max und Moritz; Hans Huckebein, der Unglücksrabe; Der heilige Antonius von Padua; Die fromme Helene; and Pater Filucius.