Fine etching by this accomplished master , It is signed IN PENCIL at lower right JC Vondrous imp 1923 (imp meaning the artist printed it himself. On verso is a label titling the work Campanenile de Forari.
Size at plate is approx. 14" x 8 1/4" Framed is 20 3/4" x 15 1/2" Very good condition.
Jan Charles Vondrous (1884-1970) was a graphic artist. He was born in Bohemia. As a young man he moved to the United States to study at the Academy of Art in New York.
Vondrous's graphic works tended to capture urban architecture. Upon his return to Europe, he designed a number of postage stamps of Czechoslovakia and the Procterate of Bohemia, depicting war, various exhibitions, cityscapes, historical anniversaries, monuments, castles and bridges.
Vondrous exhibited at various international fairs and won a medal at the 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo and the1926 Sesquicentennial Expo in Philadelphia. He was an early participant or member of S.V.U. Manes (Czech.), Graphic Arts Society, the Hollar (Prague) and the California Society of Printmakers.
His works are part of the collections of assorted modern art galleries and museums in Prague, The Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Public Library, The Fogg Art Museum (Harvard, Boston), The Library Of Congress (Washington), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The British Museum of Art (London), and the Kupferstich Kabinett (Berlin).
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