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Orlik, Emil

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1932 AD
Nationality: Czech
Categories: Etcher, Lithographer

1870 – Born on July 21st in Prague. Czechoslovakian etcher and lithographer, Emil Orlik became a seminal exponent of the new, crafts-oriented conception of art that prevailed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

1891-1893 – Studied at the Munich Academy and the academy school for copperplate engraving.

1896 – Emil Orlik met the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in Prague and followed him to Munich, where Orlik and Otto Pankok joined forces to experiment with printmaking techniques, especially woodcut.

1897 – Emil Orlik worked for the Munich periodical ‘Die Jugend’.

1899 – Orlik joined the Viennese Secession and published his work in the Secession journal, ‘Ver Sacrum’.

1900 – Emil Orlik’s first portfolio of prints, ‘Kleine Holzschnitte’, was published, the year Orlik set out on his first trip to East Asia.

1908 – He resigned from the Vienna Secession and joined the Berlin Secession.

1932 – Died on September 28th.