Dolf Reiser was an important South African painter, printmaker and teacher.
He was born in 1898 in King William's Town in South Africa. He was educated in Germany and Switzerland. He studied agricultural engineering both switching his interest to art.
In the 1920s he studied at the "Atelier 17" in Paris with the influential British surrealist printmaker Stanley William Hayter.
During the 1960s, Rieser pioneered printing on translucent fibre-glass panels and laminates. He also worked on a range of applied prints on scarves for Liberty.
He was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and he is noted for introducing colour intaglio to post-war Britain.
Reiser took part in group shows widely throughout Europe and America, including Peggy Guggenheim's Gallery, 1939; Atelier 17 in New York and San Francisco, 1954.
His solo shows were international, including Galerie Bonjean, Paris, 1936; Zwemmer Gallery, 1956; ICA 1966, Lumley Cazalet, 1968; and David Paul Gallery, Chichester 1979.
His work is in some of the most prestigious collections and these include The Victoria & Albert Museum, Imperial War Museum, the Arts Council UK, National Gallery of Canada and New York Public Library.
This is a fine colour etching by Resier - it is signed in pencil and annotated as being an artist's proof - the image is very much atomic in feel and it consists of a yellow ochre ground with random etched lines and large coloured spots or dots.
It is being sold in its original gold metallic frame (not in perfect condition - but good enough for you to hang on your wall) and with its original brown coloured window mount. The work has been photographed through the glass - so please forgive any reflections from the glass which might appear in my images - rest assured these are not on the print. The print is in excellent condition with no issues.
Image size: 34 x 24 cm. Framed size is 51 x 38.5 cm.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
This is a very rare work but this currently very underrated artist and it is listed at a very fair price for such an attractive and hard to source post-war print.
Sadly, postage to the UK only.