View of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle - VOJTECH PREISSIG

Medium: etching and aquatint printed in colors

View of St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle - VOJTECH PREISSIG - etching and aquatint printed in colors

VOJTECH PREISSIG
American, (1873-1944)

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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