Ex-libris for Jaromir Bilek

Kotrba, Emil
20th Century
Wood engraving


Pencil signed: Emil Kotrba 197?

Black ink on pale ivory paper

Sheet size: 4 5/8″ x 5 7/8″

Image size: 3 1/4″ x 4 ”

Condition: some light creasing near edges

1 in stock

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Emil Kotrba (Czech, 1912–1983) was a graphic artist especially known for his vivid depictions of animals. (He was no less skilled when portraying human subjects.) Kotrba studied animal anatomy and husbandry at a veterinary university even while he was enrolled in art school. His graphic media included wood engraving, etching and lithography, and most of his approximately 900 graphic works were in the form of ex-libris.