About the Artist
Recipient of the Grand Prix L.G. Baudry 2000, Philippe Mohlitz is well known to printmakers and collectors for having spectacularly rescued the art of copper engravingfrom a long period of increasingly stiff and stylized treatment. A true virtuoso of the burin (engraving tool), Mohlitz has restored a freedom of line to the medium not seen for centuries. In his best work he achieves a flow of light, particularly difficult to render in engraving, reminiscent of Dürer's "St. Jerome in his Study". The artist's imagination, moreover, is equal to his technique, with fantastic visions which fascinate in both composition and detail.
Born and still residing in Bordeaux, home to the 19th century masters Bresdin and Redon (whose influence is clear in a number of the works), Mohlitz has become the leading figure for a new generation of French printmakers.
Since his first individual show outside Europe, organized by Fitch-Febvrel in 1973, Mohlitz has had numerous exhibitions in Europe, the U.S., and particularly Japan. His catalogue raisonné was presented in 1977 with an introduction by Walter Koschatsky, curator of the Albertina in Vienna. Included in that collection, his prints are also to be found in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, inter al.
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