Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962)

Luigi Kasimir (1881–1962) was an Austro-Hungarian -born etcher, painter,printmaker and landscape artist.

Kasimir was born in 1881 at Pettau, in German), toda Slovenia, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Kasimir attended the Viuenna Academy.

Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the coloured etching. Before this, prints were usually hand-coloured with the colour being applied in a casual, haphazard manner. Kasimir would first create a sketch—usually in pastel. He then transferred the design on as many as four to six plates, printing one after the other and applying the colour on the plate—all done by hand.

Kasimir is mainly famous for his etchings, but he also produced some oil painting, as well as some pastels. One of his favourite genres was the landscape, or veduta. He demonstrated a predisposition for monuments, street scenes, and tourist landmarks. He depicted places from all over Europe  mainly Italy, Austria and Germany . He also travelled to the U.S.. to do a series of etchings of famous sights ranging from urban landmarks such as New York skyscrapers  to natural wonders like Yosimite Valley. Luigi Kasimir’s etchings can be seen in many galleries and museums, from the New York Metropolian Museum of Art to countless galleries and fine print collections around the world.

He designed a bookplate for Sigmund Freud, who also hung an etching of the Roman Forum by Kasimir in his consulting room.


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