Leopold Wächtler Ets (droge naald) ‘Landschap’ ~1919 Gesigneerd
Leopold Wächtler (1896 - 988 Germany)
Ets (droge naald) ‘Landschap’ ~1919
Gesigneerd met potlood en beschreven
Afmetingen 16 x 21,8 cm.
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German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s. These developments in Germany were part of a larger Expressionist movement in north and central European culture in fields such as architecture, dance, painting, sculpture, as well as cinema. This article deals primarily with developments in German life. Expressionist cinema before and immediately after World War I.
Leopold Wächtler (1896–1988) was a German artist known for his prints, portraiture and silhouettes.
Wächtler was born in 1896 in Penig, Saxony, in the German Empire. He studied with Alois Kolb in Leipzig and went on study visits to Paris, Spain, Italy, North Africa, the Balkans and Switzerland. Particularly notable are his signed woodcuts of Franz Liszt, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Gerhart Hauptmann, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. His portrait of Henrik Ibsen (1928) is regarded as a woodcut masterwork of the 20th century. He died in 1988 in Leipzig.