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Rolf Nesch: Head


Rolf Nesch (Oberesslingen 1893 - Oslo 1975)

Head


Lot-No. 236 | Proceeds: 6.300,00 €

1931, Etching in colours, aquatint a. dry point, 23 x 25 cm, lo. ri. autographed Nesch, lowe middle titled 'Kopf', lo. le. indistinctly inscribed, possibly 'Einziger Druck' (unique print), unframed. - Provenance: Hauswedell und Nolte, auction 118, 1962; private collection Hamburg. - German-Norwegian painter a. graphic artist. N. studied 1909-11 at the Stuttgart art school, thereafter at the Dresden academy until 1914 when he was drafted for military service. In 1929 he settled in Hamburg where he exhibited with the secession since 1931. Heavily oppressed by the Nazis he emigrated to Norway already in 1933. Not being in high esteem neither in his new homeland nor in Germany for many years he was finally awarded the Lichtwark prize in Hamburg in 1958 a. the prize of the Venice Biennale in 1962. He was taught print-making by E. L. Kirchner. N. was an unusally versatile artist who experimented with many techniques a. matters in his prints a. paintings.

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