ExL190

Ex-libris for Nakladal / 1943

Vondrous, Jan
Czech
Late 20th century
Etching
Ex-libris

$65.00

Pencil signed

Warm black ink on pale ivory paper

Image: 2 1/4’ x 3 ¾”

Sheet: 4 ¼” x 6”

Condition: very good

 

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Jan Vondrous (yahn von-drōs, Czech/American, 1884-1956) is best known for his work as an architectural etcher. He emigrated to the United States at an early age and studied at the National Academy of Design in New York with George W. Maynard, Francis C. Jones, and James D. Smillie. Vandrous’s first etchings were published during the First World War and focused primarily on architectural views of New York and environs. He won a bronze medal for printmaking at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

After the end of the war (1918), Vondrous spent much of the following decade etching architectural scenes of major European cities, particularly Bruges and Venice. During this time, he maintained both his permanent home and studio in Long Island.

In 1929, however, Vondrous re-settled in his native Czechoslovakia and continued to both etch and paint the people and architecture of Prague where he lived and worked.

Additional Information

Artist

Vondrous, Jan

Medium

Etching

Nationality

Czech

Era

Late 20th century

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