Thanks to Claus, faithfull follower of the Linosaurus, within just 24 hours I know now who the maker of my latest find was. And that my print is indeed a color etching. I scratched together some pictures of Ludwigs art and some facts on his life and career to show you.As a boy Ludwig already showed a talent for drawing and had a great drive to create. As a young man he worked in the art printing firm Äust in Vienna and learned the skills and technical details of the world of grafics. In the evenings he followed lessons at the Vienna Art school (Akademie der Bildende Künste) and aged 21 he started his professional career taking on his mother maiden name Bürgel.
In his life time he was a popular and loved naturalistic artist famous in and around Vienna and Linz were art dealers promoted and sold his work.
To day his work hangs in many Austrian family houses and he is represented in all major Museums in Austria. More recently his art is again appriciated and in demand.
Besides etching and printing Ludwig Bürgler was a gifted painter in oil as you can see in this "View on Salzberg".
(Quotes from a biography by Peter Pollak (Salzburg 2001)
Thank you Claus !
This posting is updated April 13th 2011