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Title

Thinking of Nara in Princeton

1998


Artist

Jörg Schmeisser

Australia, Japan, Germany

1942 - 01 Jun 2012


About

Jörg Schmeisser studied at the Hamburg Fine Art Academy, Germany 1962-67, majoring in printmaking under Paul Wunderlich. In 1967 he received a scholarship that enabled him to continue studies at the Kyoto Fine Art Academy, Japan and taught there 1969-72 and again in 1989. From 1965-73 was a regular participant as draughtsman/artist in archaeological expeditions in Greece and Israel, run by the Columbia University of Missouri. He first visited Australia in 1976 and in 1978 he was appointed to the Canberra School of Art to establish the printmaking workshop and was its Head until 1997. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia and has held solo exhibitions since 1969.

Schmeisser's use of the photo-etching technique extends to images of his father as a child, his paternal grandparents, his two daughters and his Japanese wife's grandmother.


Details


Place where the work was made

Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia


Date

1998


Media category

Print


Materials used

soft ground etching, aquatint printed in two colours from two plates, aquatint on ivory wove paper


Edition

AP


Dimensions

25.7 x 28.8 cm platemark (smaller); 56.5 x 45.2 cm platemark (larger); 56.5 x 45.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated, inscribed l.r. pencil within platemark "AP/ JÖRG/ SCHMEISSER/ 98".


Credit

Gift of Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

345.2012


Artist information

Jörg Schmeisser

Works in the collection

64


Place

Where the work was made
Canberra