(1843 - 1907)
Gustav Kruell was active/lived in California / Germany. Gustav Kruell is known for wood engraving, etching.
Biography Gustav Kruell
"From the Collection: Wood Engraving Print of Abraham Lincoln," The Drexel Collection
This month, in honor of this birthday, the From the Collection series spotlights a portrait of Abraham Lincoln created by wood engraver Gustav Kruell (1843-1907). This delicate print, made from a wood engraving on tissue paper, is housed in The Drexel Collection.
Born in Germany, Gustav Kruell arrived in America in 1873 and immediately became known for his wood engravings. Wood engraving is a technique in printmaking—the artist uses an engraving tool, or a burin, to cut out areas of the wood for the image. It is a created by the relief process, meaning the raised area of the wood receives the ink.
In 1881, Gustav Kruell organized
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