Luigi Kasimir (1881 - 1962)

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Luigi Kasimir (1881 - 1962)

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Luigi Kasimir (1881 - 1962)
"New York from Governors Island"
Limited Edition Etching
12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (plate)
20 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (frame)
Signed: "Luigi Kasimir" (low right)
Numbered "35/100" (low left)
1927

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Luigi Kasimir is an incredibly well known artists and has been prominent in the American art market for over 40 years. He was born in Pettau, Germany in 1881 and died 1962 in Vienna Austria. Luigi had art in his blood as his grandfather was a poet and artist, his dad was also an artist post his military career. Luigi went to the Vienna Academy of Art studying under William Unger who first introduced him to the etching process. He was a pioneer in the process of color etchings because they were all colored by hand after the impression was made leaving a "sloppy" look. Luigi placed the color first on the plate, so when it was impressed it would already have color creating a realistic / rustic aesthetic. This eliminated the post impression hand coloring and offered a more natural clean look. Since then Luigi has become a world renowned artist and his pieces sit in countless museums and galleries around the world. He is famous for his scenes ranging from the Vienna Opera House, to New York's sky scrappers, and even to the western landscapes of Yosemite National Park and New Mexico.

"New York from Governors Island" is one of the few rare American cityscapes that Kasimir completed during his stay in the United States in the late 1920's early 30's. This is an original and highly scarce limited edition hand colored etching on hand wove cream paper signed "Luigi Kasimir" in the lower right and numbered 35/100 low left. This etching has its original bright colors and a clear, crisp impression in great condition! The etchings paper is in perfect condition with no tears, rips, creases, but does have some minor discoloration. Luigi's American etchings are of his most desirable and this is a good example. The detail is phenomenal from the arching trees in the foreground to the tug boat and steam ships in the water and then of course the towering sky scrapers of the most iconic city in the world. Rarely do numbered edition of Kasimir's prints surface especially an image of this rarity and quality. Arguably one of Kasimir's most desirable U.S. images this is worthy of a museum or private collectors stash.

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