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Dolf Rieser

  1898 Ė 1983
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Pursuit   c.1938

Original etching and soft ground etching, printed in colours.

Very good signed proof impression of this distinctive colour etching, printed in green, yellow and black inks. Inscribed in pencil by the artist with title and story details, from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.


[Heronís feeding]

[Heronís feeding]   c.1938

Original etching and soft ground etching, printed in colours.

Very fine signed proof impression with fresh colours, printed in blue-green, yellow, orange and black inks. From the only edition of 35 signed and numbered proofs.



[Fish]   c.1938

Original scorper engraving, printed in colours.

Excellent signed proof impression with exceptionally strong colours, printed in blue, green and cerise inks. From the only edition of 45 signed and numbered proofs.



The South African etcher and engraver Dolf Rieser was trained initially as a scientist and engineer. Dolf Rieser was first instructed in the art of engraving by Joseph Hecht, soon after his arrival in Paris and attended the pioneering avant-garde workshop of S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17. Through his connections with John Buckland Wright, who was working at Atelier 17 during the 1930ís, and through the founder of the Atelier, S.W. Hayter, much of Dolf Rieserís original work found its way to England. The majority of his work is based on the theme of animal and bird forms, inspired by African tribal art. Dolf Rieser was almost invariably assisted by Joseph Hecht in the printing of his plates. [more]