Vojtech Preissig prints for sale

American, 1873-1944

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Boston view -  PREISSIG

Boston view
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1920, small edition. 9 7/8 x 8 in. Signed in ink. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is good apart from some toning to the paper at the lower right and below,not affecting the image. This rare print depicts the Boston Harbor area with a view of the Customs House Tower. Preissig studied at the Prague School of Arts and Crafts and later worked with Mucha and Kupka in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1910 where he taught at Columbia with Arthur Wesley Dow. He also taught at the Wentworth Institute in Boston from 1916-26. When he was back in Prague, Preissig supported the Czech resistance and was arrested in 1940 for doing graphic design work for a magazine that had been outlawed by the Germans. He died in Dachau in 1944. (On the verso is an ink stamp in Czech which is a reference to authenticity, "pratvost potvrzuje.")
$900

Prague -  PREISSIG

Prague
Aquatint printed in colors, 1909, edition unknown but certainly small. 9 3/4 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Very good condition. This poetic, early aquatint by Preissig depicts his native Prague in winter. After teaching at Columbia with Dow, Preissig went to Boston to teach at the Wentworth Institute. He died at Dachau in 1944 in a concentration camp.
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Snow Covered Trees -  PREISSIG

Snow Covered Trees
Aquatint, undated (circa 1920-, edition unknown. 6 x 4 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Very good condition. Preissig came from Prague and later studied in Paris with Kupka and Mucha. He was a master of the aquatint medium and in 1914 taught at Columbia with Arthur Wesley Dow. His prints are quite rare and most were printed in very small editions.
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View of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle -  PREISSIG

View of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, undated , edition unknown. 13 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in pencil and with an inscription "c.73." This is a superb impression of this large, rare work. The margins are full. The condition is fine. Preissig studied at the Prague School of Arts and Crafts and later worked with Mucha and Kupka in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1910 where he taught at Columbia with Arthur Wesley Dow. He also taught at the Wentworth Institute in Boston. When he was back in Prague, Preissig supported the Czech resistance and was arrested in 1940 for doing graphic design work for a magazine that had been outlawed by the Germans. He died in Dachau in 1944.
$2,500


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