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I must be content to have found and been able to acquire at least one of the marvellous colour bird print by the most intimate of printmakers involved in the perfection of “Farbholzschnitt”, printmaking the “Japanese way”. Hélas, I’m not alone in my admiration and desires. After acquiring this print (of an unknown edition) I picked it up personally in the charming city of Lübeck in November 2022. Which was a wonderful experience in itself: the beautiful medieval city was spared by Bomber Command. 

To my knowledge a catalogue of his work was never undertaken. In the book: “Fascination Farbholzschnitt” (also the catalogue to the prints by Martha Cunz , Daniel Studer 2016) there’s a thumbnail reference to the 25 prints represented in his 1918 album “Der Garten am Wasser”. The prints were created in 1911. 

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