Willem Arondeus (1894-1943)
Brush and brown ink and brown wash, graphite.
Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States
Arondeus was a Dutch artist and author, he joined the Dutch anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II. He participated in the bombing of the Amsterdam public records office to hinder the Nazi German effort to identify Dutch Jews. Arondeus was caught and executed soon after his arrest.
Arondeus, who was an openly gay man, last words were “Tell the people that gays are no cowards!”