Luigi Kasimir colour aquatint etching Brasenose College Oxford

Luigi Kasimir (1881–1962) was an Austrian-born etcher,
painter and landscape artist. Kasimir was born in 1881 at
Pettau, a part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. He
inherited his talent from his ancestors; his grandfather
was a painter and a poet, and his father an officer in
the Habsburg army, who later became a professional painter.
Kasimir attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he
studied under Wilhelm Unger, who introduced him to the
technique of the coloured etching, and also to his future wife,
the artist Tanna Hoernes. Kasimir was among the first to
develop the technique of the coloured etching. Before this,
prints were usually hand-coloured with the colour being
applied in a casual, haphazard manner. Kasimir would first
create a sketch—usually in pastel. He then transferred the
design on to as many as four to six plates, printing one after
the other and applying the colour on the plate—all done by
hand. Kasimir is mainly famous for his etchings, but he also
produced some oil painting, as well as some pastels. One of
his favourite genres was the landscape. He demonstrated a
predisposition for monuments, street scenes, and tourist
landmarks. He depicted places from all over Europe, mainly
Italy, Austria, and Germany. He also travelled to the U.S. to
do a series of etchings of famous sights ranging from urban
landmarks such as New York skyscrapers to natural wonders
like Yosemite Valley. Luigi Kasimir’s etchings can be seen in
many galleries and museums, from the New York Metropolitan
Museum of Art to countless galleries and fine print collections
around the world. He designed a bookplate for Sigmund Freud,
who also hung an etching of the Roman Forum by Kasimir in
his consulting room.
He died in 1962 in Grinzing, a suburb of Vienna

Brasenose College Oxford
circa 1920
Coloured aquatint etching from an edition of 200
Trimmed to edge of image at bottom hence no signature
Mounted 402x464mm

Price: £175.00
Artist : 
Luigi Kasimir
SKU: N08030