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Erich Proksch (1910-2003) - Signed 1944 Czech Cut Paper Silhouette, Hexen

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A very interesting and illustrative paper cut piece by the Czech artist Erich Proksch, who specialised in such paper cuts. Depicting whimsical woodland figures in a forest , surrounded by owls. Signed and dated and inscribed.


Some light wrinkles to the paper cut where laid down to the backing paper and some light discolouration typical of age, as shown. Some edges of the paper cut have become slightly raised from the backing paper. Overall the appearance is very good.


25.7 x 20.2cm (10.1" x 8")
Sheet: 29.1 x 23cm (11.5" x 9.1")

Artist Biography

Born June 2nd, 1910 in Reichenberg (present-day Czech Republic), Erich Proksch studied art in Prague between the World Wars. Having served as a soldier in Russia during WWII, he returned as a refugee to Thuringia, where he taught at an elementary school in Römhild. In 1954 he fled to West Germany with his wife and three children. There, they found a new home in Bad Mergentheim, where he was able to work as teacher again. Next to, and after his profession as a full-time teacher, Erich Proksch was an exceptionally gifted papercuts artist, a potter, a watercolourist and a pianist. Furthermore, he also played the church organ and led the choir. Erich Proksch passed away on Dec. 7th, 2003.

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Code pk026
Artist Erich Proksch (1910-2003)
Date 1944
Dimensions 25.7 x 20.2cm
Framed No
Medium Misc
Style Illustration Art
Subject Illustration
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