[Young Cockerel]. Fritz Lang, 1877–1961 German.
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[Young Cockerel]

c1920s. Colour linocut, signed and annotated in German “handdruck” [printed by hand] in pencil on image lower right, and numeric annotations in pencil in lower margin and verso, 12.2 x 10.2cm. Slight discolouration to lower margin.

German artist Fritz Lang is known for his woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, book illustrations and decorative painting. After studying art in Stuttgart, he worked as a freelance artist. Lang’s artistic output was minimal during WWI due to conscription and the post war economic environment. During the 1920s he held several exhibitions and travelled to East Africa where he was inspired to produce a large body of work with an African theme. During WWII his studio in Stuttgart was destroyed by Allied bombing and, as a result, his work is hard to come by. His woodcuts of animals and birds, which are “reminiscent of Japanese technique”, are considered to have influenced the work of other German and Austrian artists. Lang’s work is represented in numerous institutions including the British Museum and the V&A. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL202-31

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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