Framed P. Geissler Signed Etching of Madison Hall in Princeton University NJ
This engraving is framed behind glass. It is ready to hang. Very good condition. Signed on the bottom in pencil.
Size framed: 16.5" x 23.5"
Size of the engraving: 9..5" x 13.5"
Paul Geissler was born June 25, 1881, Erfurt, Germany. Studied at the Grand-Ducal School of Arts in Weimar, Germany, under Max Thedy, 1903. Receives commissions for paintings from the German Empress and a Russian grand-duke. Gives up painting and specializes on etchings, the art he likes best. Works on large etchings in Paris, 1910-11. Moves to Munich, Germany, 1912. On the board of Association for Original Etchings, in Munich. Travels through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Holland, Austria, France. Moves to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 1918.
His most productive years are 1920-30. Travels to USA, 1928, returns via Sicily and Italian mainland. In USA, executes beautiful etchings of Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia as well as scenes of Yale and Princeton. Appointed professor in Germany, 1943.
Several universities offer him a post, but he remains independent. Chairman of the Werdenfelser Kunstlerbund, association of artists in the Garmisch, Germany, area. Died May 30, 1965.
Source of information on Paul Geissler: Kunsthandlung Geissendoerfer [Geissendoerfer Gallery], Postfach 1214, 91534 Rothenburg/Tauber, Germany