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FERDINAND SCHMUTZER (Austrian / 1870-1928)

Ferdinand Schmutzer was a painter, printmaker, and photographer. He was the son of the animal sculptor Ferdinand Schmutzer, and grandson of the sculptor Vincent Schmutzer. His great-grandfather Jacob Mathäus Schmutzer founded the Imperial Academy of Engraving, which mutated into the current Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, where Ferdinand Schmutzer studied sculpture under Kuhne and etching under William Unger (winning the Prix National in 1894). Schmutzer was himself appointed as a Professor at the Vienna Academy in 1908. He was a member of the Vienna Secession from 1901, and President 1914-1917. Ferdinand Schmutzer the younger was born, lived, and died in Vienna. He was an important figure in the artistic and cultural life of the city before and after the Great War, and was associated with Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Richard Strauss, and Arthur Schnitzler. Ferdinand Schmutzer produced around 300 etchings, which have been catalogued by Arpad Weixlgärtner in Das radierte Werk Von Ferdinand Schmutzer, 1922.

See also:

PAUL BAUM
LEOPOLD GRAF VON KALCKREUTH
MAX LIEBERMANN

Selected prints by FERDINAND SCHMUTZER

Holländisches
Mädchen, 1896
Etching
Die kleine
Klöstersuppe, 1907
Etching
Tagesneuigkeiten
(The day's news), 1908
Etching

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