Saturday, 18 July 2015

Schilling, unidentified printmaker

N.N. Schilling 
(unknown German printmaker)

The reason to investigate the name Schilling (before postings) was to try to identify the printmaker of these two woodblock prints known to me and signed "Schilling". 

Bertha Schilling (1870-1953) could be the printmaker, she was in Berlin to study: at the right time and at the right place". She'd studied with graphic artist Hans Baluschek (1870-1935), attended the painting school for women where Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) and Else Schmiedeberg (1867- after 1927) taught and Emil Orlik (1870-1932) was nearby. 

At least one graphic work by her I was able to trace, this etching:


Comparing the signatures (and handwriting) however it seems likely there was a third (unknown) artist with this name involved in making these prints.

I also stumbled over:
Schilling, Clothilde (1856 Altenburg-1934 Dresden) a hardly known painter working in Dresden and daughter of famous Dresden sculptor Johannes Schilling (1828-1910) 

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

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