Biography and information

Luigi Casimir was born in 1881, and his prints have been popular for more than 75 years since he came to the United States to make a series of etchings of famous landmarks, from the urban areas of New York to the horizon with magnificent landscapes of Yosemite National Park.

Luigi Casimir was born in the city of Pettau, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Arts, where William Unger (William Unger) first introduced him to the technique of color etching. In addition, Casimir met his future wife, Hoernes Tanna (1887-1972)) - was born in Graz, the daughter of geology professor Rudolf Hoernes. Luigi inherited his talent from his ancestors, as well as one of his sons, Robert. Grandfather Luigi was an artist and a poet, and his father was an officer in the Hapsburg army, who later became a professional artist.