Saturday, 16 November 2013

Alexander Drobik

Alexander Drobik
(1890 - 1968)
Polish-Austrain painter and woodblock printmaker.

Besides an auction site Ebay also works as a flood line, washing ashore from time to time great and before unknown works of art. By often obscured and forgotten artists. For the curious like myself an irresistible invitation sometimes to investigate further.

This surprising and great woodblock print showing probably a Russian prisoner of War camp is, according to the seller, by Drobiks hand and turned up recently (it's still there). The attribution probably by the signature but illegible in the photograph. Ploughing the internet with high hopes finding more examples of prints by this artist was not successful. 

All I could find was a handful of (auctioned) oil paintings, all with wintery mountains. Very nice paintings but would I like to find more prints……..

Alexander Drobik was born in Teschen (Tēsín) in Silesia. In a melting pot region that was the south of Poland, the Austrian-Hungarian kingdom, adjacent to the Czech Republik, Germany and Austria and died in Salzburg in 1968.

All pictures freely borrowed from the internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 


  1. Hi Gerrie - an interesting print - it is disappointing that we can't see the signature, which might have given us a better lead on the artist. I don't readily see a connection between the print and the oils. They remind me of Engelbert Lap.

    1. You're absolutely right. They seem indeed two different artists. I shall ask the seller for a close up. Will let you know.

    2. In the meantime some close-up's were added in the auction surprisingly confirming the artists name in the signature.