Luigi Kasimir

Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) was an Austro-Hungarian born etcher, painter, printmaker, and landscape artist. Luigi studied at the Vienna Academy of Art under William Unger, where he discovered the art of etching. Soon after, he used this acquired knowledge and his love of painting to develop a unique style of printmaking known as the multiple plate color etching process. Hence, changing the future of etching and printmaking as a whole at the turn of the 20th century.

Before he advanced this process, the majority of print makers would only use black and white ink. Artists would add color to the etchings by hand but many would turn out looking poorly done and not precise. However, Kasimir developed a much more complex etching process. His etchings require printing separate plates one after another. For one print, he would use as many as six separate metal plates.


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