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  • Title: Katherine Gorge – SOLD
  • Artist: Jörg Schmeisser (dec)
  • Region: Canberra ACT
  • Art Centre: Independent artist
  • Medium: Etching
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  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 20cm
  • Edition Size: 80
  • Price ($AUD): $ 550

Artwork Story

This body of limited edition etchings by renowned printmaker Jörg Schmeisser represents both his visits to the Northern Territory and subjects related to the Region.

 

The exhibition features prints of Arnhem Land, Katherine Gorge, central Australia, south east Asia and Australian plants and marine life.

 

Of German descent Schmeisser’s distinguished printmaking career was informed by a restless curiosity of the visual world. From the beginning, he was inspired by travel, his imagination fired by regular experiences of the unfamiliar and unknown.

 

Jörg Schmeisser held over 200 exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas, after he began his tertiary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany.  His work is represented in many of the world’s most notable collections including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Staatliche Sammlungen Dresden, Germany, Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne,Germany and the National Gallery of America.  In Australia, his work is held in all of the major state galleries as well as the National Gallery of Australia. Jörg died in June 2012.

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