Authentic Alfed Cossmann letter Austrian Art Deco – Art Nouveau artist.
The letter comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 9 x 10 ½ inches, horizontal and vertical centerfolds, good condition.
Alfred Cossmann was a famous Austrian etcher and engraver as well as worshiped for his drawings. He was a full member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus and a founding member of the Austrian Exlibris SocietyAfter Alfred Cossmann moved to Vienna in 1885 he took lessons from Professor Karger ( drawing and painting ) and then under Professor William Unger ( etching and engraving techniques ) at the Academy of Fine Arts.
His first exhibition at the beginning of 20th century included fine engravings of figure studies and portraits of King Louis II of Hungary and Beethoven.
Many of his works can be found at he Cabinet des Estampes, Vienna, which holds a permanent exhibition of Cossmann’s engravings collection.
Among his students were Hans Ranzoni, Friedrich Teubel, Hubert Woyty, Karl Haselbock and Rose Reinhold.
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