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Mark Benjamin Rauschwald


Rauschwald, Mark


Rauschwald, Mark Benjamin. (Rauschwald, Allen D.) b. July 12, 1908, NYC, Jewish, 4 yrs. school of the arts, Single, Graphic Artist, CP 1935, received passport# 366570 on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 117 (62) Pulaski Street, and 255 West 19th Street, both Brooklyn, New York, Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France, Arrived in Spain on March 3, 1937, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Responsible in Hospital, Cultural Commission, Served at Jarama and Brunete, WIA on the 3rd day of Brunete, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII Armed forces, d. June 1985, San Diego, California.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Lincoln, RA, ALBA 92 Mark Rauschwald Papers.

Photograph: Mark Rauschwald in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 968.



Mark Benjamin Rauschwald, the son of recent immigrants from Poland, was born in 1908 and grew up in New York City. After attending Cooper Union, Rauschwald joined the Commercial Artists and Designers Union and worked as a graphic artist. He sailed for Spain in March 1937, where he served in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion at Jarama and Brunete. He was wounded at Brunete.

Rauschwald later worked with the Cultural Commission and in the Censors Office in Albacete. After returning to the States in December 1938, Rauschwald resumed his career as an artist. He continued to paint and draw throughout his life, often basing his work on political and socially progressive themes. Artwork that he produced in Spain was included in an exhibit put on by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) as a fundraising benefit in 1963. Rauschwald died in San Diego in 1985.

- Biography courtesy of Tamiment Library, NYU.  



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Additional Notes MARK RAUSCHWALD 12 Jul 1908 Jun 1985 92103 (San Diego, San Diego, CA) 92103 (San Diego, San Diego, CA) ---