Eduard Wiiralt (real name, Eduard Viiralt ) was a well-known Estonian illustrator and printmaker. In art history, Wiiralt is considered as the most remarkable master of Estonian graphic art in the first half of his century. The most well-known of his works include „Hell”, „Cabaret”, „Heads of Negroes”, „Sleeping Tiger” and „Head of a Camel”. In 1937 the International Graphic Exhibition in Vienna recognized him as the leading engraver in Europe, honoring him with its Gold Medal. His complete work consists of some 450 engravings, etchings, wood engravings and lithographs. He was a Societaire of the Salon d'Automne and of Salon des Independents in Paris and an Honorary Member of The Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers in London. Wiiralts work is represented in several collections in both Europe and America, including: some Paris museums, the Albertina in Vienna, the Hamburg Kunsthalle, the Cabinet des Estampes in Antwerp, the Berlin Kupfertsichkabinett, the Prints Division of The New York Public Library, the National Museum in Stockholm, the Calografia Nationale in Rome, the Museum of Western Art in Moscow, the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn and Kumu Art Museum.

Lot Nr. 28 Eduard Wiiralt (1898-1954)

"Hell" 1930, etching / paper, work size 25,3x18,5cm (sheet size 31,5x25,6 cm), 1 copy from 5

 

 

Estimate: 5000-8000 €

Hammer Price: 5000 €

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