Druck & Verlag Der Gesellschaft E. Verveilf. Kunts in Wien. [n.d. c.1901.]
Etching on wove paper. Plate 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼".
Head study of a Jew. Otto Fischer (Leipzig, 1807-Dresden 1947) was one of Germany's most famous etchers and painters at the beginning of the twentieth century, Otto Fischer studied at the Dresden Academy, under Preller and Hermann Prell. From 1894 to 1914 Otto Fischer participated in many exhibitions throughout Europe and America. He then assumed the post of Professor of Art at the Dresden Academy. Today the art of Otto Fischer is included in major museums in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Breslau, Budapest and at the Albertina, Vienna. In his etched art, Otto Fischer gained a strong reputation as a superbly talented delineator of landscapes, still-lifes, figure studies and portraits. Head Study is surely a tour de force of Otto Fischer's art. With its finely crafted lines and shadings the artist has rendered the soul of his study. Vervielfaltigende Kunst issued it first original etching in 1871. During the following sixty years it published masterworks by Austrian, German, Czech, Swiss, French, Dutch and English artists. More internationally focused and less conservative than most of its rival publishers, Vervielfaltigende Kunst became a spearhead for the vibrant experiments of Symbolist, Expressionist and Secessionist artists during the initial decades of the twentieth century. Also, its superb printing techniques were second to none. As a result, Vervielfaltigende Kunst is now regarded as a most vital fine art publisher of its day and individual prints from this publication are eagerly sought after on the international market.
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