Frank Short

Short, Frank

Stecher und Lithograph (1857–1945). 3 eigenh. Briefe mit U. [London]. Zusammen 3 SS. 4to.
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Frank Short (1857–1945), Stecher und Lithograph. 3 e. Briefe mit U., [London], 1920, zusammen 3 Seiten 4°. – An den Maler, Kunstautor und Sekretär der Society of Graphic Arts Frank L. Emmanuel (1865–1948). I: „[…] I am so sorry my chance remark to Salaman created you the trouble of so long a letter: but it is very good of you to write me so fully […]“ (Br. v. 8. April 1920). – II: „ I have duly received from your secretary the initiative to become an Hon. member of the Graphic Art Society.

Will you please convey to the Council my thanks for the honour they do me in making this proposal which I fully appreciate But I have so many irons in the fire and so little time […] “ (Br. v. 19. Mai 1920). – III: „[…] It was this fear – for I am rather terrified at the way it roles up – rather like a big snowball – that made me shrink from accepting more responsibility: but you and Duff assure me that it will not mean work, but an honour to me and good will to you (which you had anyway); and so may I withdraw my former letter, and accept the honour you offer me […]“ (Br. v. 7. Juni 1920). – Als Meister seiner Kunst hatte Short großen Einfluß auf seine Zeitgenossen wie auf die Studenten des Royal College of Art. Durch seine vollendete Beherrschung der etwas in Vergessenheit geratenen Mezzo- und Aquatintotechnik trug er wesentlich zur Wiederbelebung und zur hervorragenden Qualität der englischen Drucke zwischen den Weltkriegen bei..

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