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Very good. Not yellow as first picture suggests (see detail pics). Framed, matted and sealed under glass. Signed, dated and titled in plate. Sight size: 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". Otto Henry Bacher (May 31, 1856, Cleveland - August 16, 1909, Bronxville, NY) was an American artist; primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. He also painted oils in a variety of genres. He was a much sought-after illustrator, both for books and magazines, such as Scribner's and McClure's. In 1901, he became one of the founding members of the Society of Illustrators. He won a silver medal for his etchings at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904 and was elected an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1906. One of America's foremost artists of the late nineteenth century, Otto Henry Bacher first studied art under Willis Seaver Adams in Cleveland before entering the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany, in 1978. From late 1879 through 1882, Otto Bacher lived and worked in both Florence and Venice. In 1880 he formed a close relationship in Venice with none other than Whistler. The two artists worked together on a number of occasions, producing etchings of Venice which shocked contemporary critics for their freedom of expression. These remarkable etchings are now considered as cornerstones of modern art. Otto Bacher returned to America in 1883 and taught at the Cleveland Academy of Art. Several years later he settled in New York and exhibited his art there as well as in London, Philadelphia and Paris. Otto Bacher was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design. Schwabelweiss dates from the one year period Otto Bacher lived and worked in Germany. He had first experimented with etching in 1876 but it was in Germany where the art of etching became for him a primary concern. In total he created twenty-four etchings of Munich and the environs along the Danube which were later published in a portfolio entitled, 'Etchings in Bavaria'. Schwabelweiss clearly shows Bacher's great artistic skills from this period of his career.
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