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View, Austria, Vienna, St. Stephans Cathedral, Robert Kasimir, Etching (Sold)

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Robert Kasimir (1914-2002)
St. Stephans Cathedral, Vienna
Austrian: c. Mid 20th Century
Color-printed etching
Signed in pencil lower center: Robert Kasimir
15 x 13.25 inches, plate mark
24 x 18 inches, overall

Detailed color etching of a street in the heart of Vienna with the spire of St. Stephans Cathedral rising in the background. The street is bustling with pedestrians, two cars, and a horse-drawn carriage.

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St. Stephans Cathedral, a beautiful sandstone cathedral, has a long history rooted in the 12th century. It was nearly destroyed several times by fire and war, though always subsequently rebuilt.

Robert Kasimir was the son of printmakers Tanna Kasimir Hoernes (1887-1972) and Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962). Born in Vienna, he studied at the Vienna Academy of Art as well as spending a year in Philadelphia in 1936 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. His father was one of the first artists to develop the color etching technique, and his work can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in numerous fine print collections worldwide. Both of his parents were prolific producers of color and black-and-white etchings of European and American urban landscapes and architecture. Robert Kasimir became an accomplished printmaker in his own right, based in Vienna, and producing views of sites in Europe and America.


“Robert Kasimir.” 2001-2004. (10 August 2004).

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20th Century