Ernst Fuchs (1930 - 2015)
Born in Vienna, Fuchs was held in a transit camp but avoided transport when his Christian mother agreed to divorce his emigré Jewish father. In 1945, he entered the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna, where he studied under Professor Albert Paris von Gütersloh, whose painting class became the center of the Viennese School of Fantastical Realism, of which Fuchs was the main practitioner. He lived and worked in Paris from 1950 until 1962, and at the end of that period began to achieve wide recognition, leading to several important and controversial commissions. Fuchs' works have been honored in many international solo exhibitions. He currently lives and works in Monte Carlo. He bought and renovated the derelict Villa Otto Wagner in Vienna and ultimately converted it into a private museum housing a comprehensive collection of his works in 1988. Fuchs died in Vienna.
Drypoint, softground etching, and aquatint, 1981; edition of 100. Numbered 61/100 and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. Image size 4¼” x 6-5/8”; sheet size 12-3/8” x 17-7/8”. A beautifully printed image in fine condition.
Etching and aquatint, 1977; edition of 100. Image size 6-5/8” x 7-3/8”; sheet size 9-1/8” x 11”. Numbered 89/100 and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. A rich impression of this classical example of Fantastical Realism in fine condition.
Etching on copper, 1952; edition of 60. Image size 6-9/16" x 9-13/16" with full margins. Numbered 8/60, titled, and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. A fine impression of this scarce etching. Weis 45.
Daphne in Eva-Mystica
Etching, edition of 100, 1969. Image size 11½" x 15¼"; sheet size 16½" x 21½". Numbered 74/100 and signed in pencil by the artist in lower margin. From the portfolio Elf Blätter phantasticher Graphik published by Rembrandt Verlag, Berlin. Fine condition, matted and framed using archival materials.
Der Soldat und seine Engel
Etching, fifth state, 1976; edition of 3000 (this impression one of 2700 in dark reddish-brown ink. Image size 6-3/8" x 6-3/4"; sheet size 9½" x 11-3/8". Printed by Rull, Vienna, and signed in pencil by the artist below the plate mark. A fine impression, with small areas of adhesive darkening on reverse.
Etching and aquatint on handmade paper, 1976; edition of 3000. Image size 6½” x 7½”; sheet size 9¾” x 11¼”. A highly nuanced impression in fine condition.
Pan verführt junge Frau
Etching and aquatint, ca. 1975; edition of 1700. Image size 12-1/8” x 14-3/8”; sheet size 19” x 24-5/8”. Numbered 479/1700 and signed in pencil by the artist. A nuanced impression, all tones and fine details beautifully printed. Fine.
Johannes der Täufer (John the Baptist)
Linocut, 1945, printed on Japan paper 1967; edition of 60. Image size 11" x 16"; sheet size 21½" x 27½". Printed by Köhler, Karlsruhe and published by W. Ketterer, Munich as plate 2 of the portfolio Kataklysmen. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. A very early work in near fine condition.