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.
“ 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 ”
(Heinz Höfchen, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon LXVIII , 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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