Impressive Body of Work
Luigi was a highly prolific artist creating many hundreds of fine etchings depicting both European and American scenes. From phenomenal bustling cityscapes to breathtaking landscapes; he was truly a master of both genre capturing the highly realistic and aesthetic natural beauty that this world provides!
Luigi Kasimir's body of work can be essentially split into two categories: European and American. While his European etchings fetch higher prices overseas his U.S. scenes more desirable naturally to American collectors. Kasimir came to the United States in the late 1920's and created many works until the early 1930's. Visiting the worlds most famous city of the time, New York City, Luigi uniquely captured this fabulous time period for the Big Apple and its iconic architecture. I will begin this page with Luigi's New York etchings showcasing which has now become some of his most desirable prints he ever created and then after move westward.
Kasimir's "Brooklyn Bridge" (image 1-1) has for the last 20 years has been one of his most desirable prints and deservingly so with tug boats discharging steam in the East River, Brooklyn Bridge in the center and the staggering silhouette of Lower Manhattan towering in the background. This etching was first printed in a numbered edition of 100 and then an open edition followed. The edition of 100 is numbered in the lower left corner and signed in the lower right corner. For the open edition etchings Luigi moved his signature from the lower right corner to the lower center. This remains true for nearly all his prints and how he chose to sign / number them. This is one of three etchings depicting the Brooklyn Bridge.