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Jakob Matthias Schmutzer

Jakob Matthias Schmutzer chalk drawing

Jakob Matthias Schmutzer chalk drawings

Jakob Schmutzer Was an Austrian artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was primarily an engraver, and also a painter, but what I find most appealing, and what you will find most often if you research his work on the internet, are his chalk drawings.

His drawings sometimes of figures, but often of portraits; in them, Schmutzer’s hatching follows the form and crosses lines in the manner of the hatching in engravings, but his secondary line work is often loose and gestural, giving the drawings a particular visual charm.