DOLF RIESER (South African, 1898-1983)
    Yellow Birds
    Aquatint with embossing
    11-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches (28.6 x 38.7 cm)
    Ed. 6/35
    Signed and numbered in pencil

    Gorner & Millard, London

    Although he held a diploma in engineering, and a doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Lausanne, Dolf Rieser is best-remembered today as a highly innovative printmaker. The South African-born British artist trained with Hans Hoffmann during the early 20s in Munich, then in 1928 joined the influential surrealist printmaker Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris (named after the house number of Hayter's studio on the Rue Campagne-Premiere), where he associated with such luminaries as Picasso, Miro, Arp, Tanguy, Giacometti, Ernst, Trevelyan, and Peterdi. He also trained with the superb Polish engraver Josef Hecht. In 1940, Rieser moved to England to join the war effort, where he taught and lectured. Rieser pioneered printing on translucent fibre-glass panels and laminates, and also introduced color-intaglio printing to post-war Britain.

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