Coloured aquatint and etching on silk. 241 x 311mm. 9½ x 12¼".
A village scene, possibly Kitzbühel, with an orthodox church in the moutains. Kitzbühel, a small medieval town in Tyrol, Austria. Hans Figura (Vienna, Austria 1898-1978) was well known for his European and American landscape and cityscape aquatint etchings. He exhibited his prints and original oil paintings in various international venues during his lifetime. Walter Meibohm worked with Mr Figura personally post WWII and maintained a friendship with him until his death in 1978. A contemporary of two other famous Austrian artists – Luigi Kasimir and T.F. Simon – Hans Figura was amongst the great pioneers in colour etching and aquatint. By the late 1920s, with studios in both Vienna and New York, Figura was well established as a regular exhibitor in these cities as well as in Paris, London and Berlin. Figura produced landscapes in almost every European city, combining the intricacies of colour etching and aquatint with amazing results. Highly successful during the golden era of this demanding medium, Figura's work is still sought after by fine art collectors today.
[Ref: 19939] £130.00