Posts Tagged ‘Luigi Kasimir’

Luigi Kasimir’s New York City etchings

January 20, 2009

Luigi Kasimir was an Austrian-born painter and printmaker, born in 1881, who was one of the first artists to use a technique called colored etching. In the mid-20th century he came to the U.S. to etch famous sites, including the bridges, skyscrapers, and parks of New York.

This Brooklyn Bridge etching reveals a dark, smoky waterfront of ships and industry, vastly different than the East River of today:









Kasimir’s take on Central Park and the skyscrapers looming outside it looks like it could have been etched just yesterday: