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Title

Light

2003

Artist

Jörg Schmeisser

Australia, Japan, Germany

1942 - 01 Jun 2012

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia
    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    aquatint, printed in blue/black ink on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    52/80
    Dimensions
    15.0 x 14.8 cm platemark; 39.8 x 35.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., "JÖRG/ SCHMEISSER/ 03".

    Credit
    Gift of Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    351.2012
    Copyright
    © Jörg Schmeisser Estate

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    Jörg Schmeisser

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Canberra

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