Erich Wolfsfeld, Comic Old Man

Wolfsfeld, Erich (Krojanke, West Prussia, 1884 – London 1956). Comic Old Man. Standing, with glasses, looking beyond these to the left. Etching printed in brownish tone. 12½ × 10¼ in (31.8 × 25.9 cm).

Vollmer V, 164: Directed as successor of Slevogt the Berlin Etching Society for several years. – 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. – Typographic inscription in the lower margin: Komischer Alter. Originalradierung von Erich Wolfsfeld. / Verlag der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, Wien. / Druck der k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei. – On sturdy paper. – Small tidemark in the left upper corner of the wide white margin.

“ The intellectual refinement, the much promising progress can be followed with Wolfsfeld almost from work to work. Step by step everything becomes simpler and wiser ”


Fools, beggars etc. have an essential part in his œuvre. – Emigrated to London in 1939 he was honored there with a comprehensive special exhibition in 1954.

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