Folio with four signed lithographs
This folio of lithographs was printed in 1921 in Vienna, and features the work of Lilly Steiner (Austria 1884-1961). The folio was created to celebrate the Gurre-Linder works by the composer Arnold Schoenberg (Austria 1874-1951). This folio originally had eight lithographs, but only four remain. In addition to the lithographs, there are three sheets with text, two with text on both sides. The folio has rumpled edges, and some minor staining, and the image of each lithograph will give information regarding condition and size of image. All of the image areas and immediate margins are clear of any stains or damage. The folio itself measures 24" x 18 1/2", with the sheet size of each litho the same size. Each image is pencil signed by Steiner, and after the number of each image, the number 97 in penciled in. Steiner was known as a graphic artist and painter, with an emphasis on portrait work, and more political works in her later years. In Vienna she was affiliated with the Hagenbund Art Association and was a member of the etching club of Vienna. She moved to Paris in 1927, where she achieved continued artistic success. From her prints to oil and other mediums, she was influenced by the expressionist movement, and she was always drawn to images of women and children. Though incomplete, this folio is rare.