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To  be  rediscovered

The  Graphic  Artist  Peter  Halm

Influenced  by  the  Barbizon  School

Mayence – Halm, Peter (Mayence 1854 – Munich 1923). View at Mayence. In the foreground numerous ships, at the right side marked off by a bridge. Etching. (1897.) Inscribed: Original-Radierung von P. Halm. / Druck & Verlag der Gesellschaft f. vervielf. Kunst in Wien. / Vervielfältigung vorbehalten., otherwise in German as above. 9⅞ × 14¾ in (25 × 37.5 cm).

Printed on laid cardboard. – Published per annual portfolio 1913 by the Society for Reproducing Art in Vienna as internationally focussed spearhead for the experiments of the artists of Symbolism, Expressionism, and the Secession. – The wide white margins somewhat foxed.

Peter Halm, Mayence

“ Halm’s artistic significance lies in the rank of his graphic work which for the development of the German etching in the 2nd half of the 19th century marks the transition from reproduction prints to original artist prints … By conveying his outstanding etching technical talents Halm has inspired important graphic artists like his friend K. Stauffer-Bern and in doing so created

many  prerequisites  for  the  emancipation  of  original  prints …

In Halm’s work of original prints and drawings landscapes and architectural representations prevail, most notably German and Italian townscapes …

The  unpretentious  manner  of  the  landscape  etching

is  highly  influenced  by  the  paysage intime  of  the  Barbizon  school ”

(H. Höfchen, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon LXVIII [2010], p. 330).

Halm’s significance for the training of a large number of graphic artists Hans W. Singer had emphasized already in 1922 (Thieme-Becker XV, pp. 526 f.), too, to continue:

“ (Halm) has applied himself … especially, besides the landscape, to the townscape … H. etches before nature and usually etches in one sitting. ”

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“ I am pleased to inform you that I received the book in good order and it is very beautiful, I have looked at it now many times and it is very useful for my studies. ”

(Mevr. E. E., June 29, 2002)