Rudolf Kurz originally trained as a medical doctor in his native Germany, switching later to painting as a student at the Art Students League in New York. A well-known muralist, and an author and illustrator, he is a surrealist painter and master etcher. He’s on show at his fifth solo exhibition, The Miracle of Flight, at Graven Feather in Toronto.
Rudolf works with a delicate touch and a macabre sense of humour. His small, exquisitely detailed prints and offbeat, elegant paintings are inspired by surrealism and the art of Medieval and Renaissance Northern Europe. -Gallery notes (Above: Myself, 30 Years Ago)
Rudolf Kurz emigrated to Canada 30 years ago and divides his time between Toronto and the village of MacTier in Muskoka. He creates the etchings using a centuries old printmaking technique, without shortcuts such as photo transfer of an image to a printing plate.
A large selection of etchings, here.
Categories: Painting, Painting-Canadian
Fabulous, and your title says it all!
The images remind me of an old book my friend once showed me. It contained dark, beautiful images of demons, faeries and other fantastic creatures.
the etchings are superb!
Freaky cool images from an artist with whom I was not familiar! Thanks for posting these.
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Marvelous work – a mixture of the Medieval bestiaries and modern surrealism. Sparks the imagination, for sure.