Vojtech Preissig etchings 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

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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