Egon Schiele As Printmaker: A Loan Exhibition Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Galerie St. Etienne
Egon Schiele As Printmaker: A Loan Exhibition Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Galerie St. Etienne in New York, NY. "...Although widely recognized as one of the greatest draughtsmen of the modern era, Egon Schiele is often underrated as a printmaker. Granted, he produced only seventeen prints (as compared with more than two thousand unique works on paper), but these lithographs, linocuts, woodcuts and etchings evidence the same graphic intensity seen in the better-known drawings and watercolors. Schiele’s prints not only reflect artistic concerns he was pursuing contemporaneously in other mediums, but, clustered in the years 1912, 1914, 1916 and 1918, the graphics closely track his overall development. A comprehensive reassessment of this neglected aspect of the artist’s oeuvre is thus long overdue."