Posted by Darlene on July 01, 2003 at 23:47:52:
In Reply to: Willy Seiler prints posted by Tim on March 04, 2002 at 08:18:42:
: I was wondering if someone owns and knows the current worth of some of his limited edition prints. How about the young geisha print, edition of 200? I saw one on the net about rice planting going for $125. Guesses would be ok too. thanks for your help (PS i know about Lester Levy, MD posting at shogun website which was very helpful in getting me this far. Thanks to him for that posting.)
Hi: My Aunt had a etching by Willy Seiler art studio. Address is a post office box 10 Karuizawa, Japan. Telephone: Karuizawa 2323, 2547. My Aunt past on in 1984, and I've had this etching in a frame tell today, and behind it was a etching by Willy Seiler cover, and inside it has about the Artist; (extract from Pacific stars and stripes and other newspapers)
Willy Seiler, renowned German Artist, was born in Dresden. His initial schooling in art, received in Dresdan and Munich, was followed by a two-year period of study in Paris. It go on to say he left Germany in 1928 and has not seen his homeland since. Seiler's second sojourn in Japan turned out to be a permanent one he has been there over twenty years. After the end of world war II the highly versatile artist instructed American Army personnel in oil Painting, life drawing and sketching at the Tokyo Army College, with outstanding success.
Seiler's etchings have won him a wide reputation. As the creator of numerous etchings of picturesque Japanese and Korean subjects he has captured the quaintness of the East in the distinctive copperplate medium of the west with surperb draftsmanship, to produce an art of rare beauty, Since Seiler's first postwar etchings were sent abroad in 1949. they have met with great popular acclaim. These creatioons have been well received by theAmerican Public and are lending grace, beauty and distinction to many art galleries and private homes.
This has alot more but to long to write. I you need more Info e-mail me
My etching shows a plate no.__ and 190 pieces Limited korean edition. Also shows Price:$______.but no price there.
I have know Idea the value of this but looking as well. Mine has on the front right under the picture a signiture, and Rominisosnsos on the left. Sorry can't help much but keep in touch Darlene
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