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Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962)
Fulton Market
Colored engraving, c. 1936, 18” x 12”
Gift of Carol Chapman

Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) was a Slovenian printmaker.  He attended the Vienna Academy of Art and studied under Wilhelm Unger, who introduced him to the technique of colored etching.  His work depicted landscapes, monuments, street scenes, and tourist landmarks throughout Europe and North America.  Kasimir’s etchings are held in the collections of numerous galleries and museums including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.