Ludwig Hohlwein (German graphic artist - modernist, 1874 - 1949)
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A part of the group of 4 lithographs ( for other see next item numbers 4703-4705.
Lithograph in color ca. 1909, from the "Turf" portfolio on thin cardboard, signed in the stone Ludwig Hohlwein.
Ludwig Hohlwein (1874 in Wiesbaden – 1949 in Berchtesgaden) was prominent German poster artist -Modernist in the time ca. 1900-1910. He was trained and practiced as an architect until 1906, when he switched to poster design. Hohlwein's adaptations of photographic images was based on a deep and intuitive understanding of graphical principles. His creative use of color and architectural compositions dispels any suggestion that he uses photos as a substitute for creative design.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; in on-line: Wikipedia in English and German with numerous images.
Inscription: signed in stone.
Technique: oil on wood panel . Old gallery frame .
Measurements: image w 15" x h 14 1/2" (38 x 37 cm); sheet size w 19 3/4" x h 19 1/4"(50 x 49 cm); framed w 20 1/2"x 20 1/8" (52 x 51 cm).