Heinrich Wolff Coffee House Antique Art Print 1900
Title: Self-Portrait in a Coffee House.
Original etching, published by Verlag der Gesellschaft für vervielfältiges Kunst, Vienna.
Heinrich Wolff, German sculptor and printmaker. After experimenting with painting, from 1920 he worked as a sculptor.
His severely simplified, compact, archaistic sculptures stand alone in the artistic development of the period. He applied himself intensively, working with a variety of sculpting materials, including bronze, wood and stone (e.g. the monumental Chimneypiece Figures, limestone, h. 2.12 m, 1925; Hamburg, Kusthalle).
His woodcuts are closely linked to his wooden sculptures; as well as figurative works, there are some woodcuts of script. Wolff’s main champion was Max Sauerlandt, the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, where an important selection of his works is housed, including the succinct portrait of the poet Gottfried Benn (1927).
Sheet app.: 40 x 30 cm. 15.75 x 11.75 inches. Image app.: 23.5 x 16 cm. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. Type of paper: Thick. Condition: Excellent, with full margins as published.