By the important Austrian twentieth century illustrator, draftsman, art critic, stage designer and author KURT MOLDOVAN (1918-1977), this is an original ink drawing on paper, 10 1/2" by 8 1/4", unframed, signed at lower right and dated Sept. 56. The subject is a lobster or similar crustacean at right, and at left another creature with a dinosaur-like head appears to be clutching a banana-shaped object. Moldovan was born in Vienna and died there before age 60. He is considered one of the country's more important artists of the century. He attended the Vienna Arts and Crafts School before the war, and after it, the Academy of Fine Arts. By 1946 his work was already being exhibited. Many of Moldovan's drawings were published in newspapers and books for which he was the illustrator. He was a cultural force in Austria in the post-war years, many of his finest drawings executed in the 1960's and 1970's. Subject matter of his oeuvre varies, but often, his finest drawings feature birds eye scenes of major European cities, or even New York, to which he traveled; other, more intimate drawings deal with a wide range of subject matter, but the human figure is often included. This drawing is in excellent condition save for a crease in the thin paper at lower right. Photos taken through a protective plastic sleeve.