Ludwig Hohlwein (German graphic artist - modernist, 1874 - 1949)
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A part of the group of 4 lithographs ( for other see item numbers 4702, 4704, 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).
Condition: in very good condition.