He studied at both the Erfurt Arts and Craft School and the Grand-Ducal School of Arts.
He started as a painter, but gave it up at some point to spend more time on etching. His work might be more accurately priced in Germany since we seem to be guessing here. Sincerely, Gayle Richins E-Mail: [email protected] Hi, My name is Anne Palangi.
He is wearing reading glasses, a black hat, a blue shirt with a red scarf around his neck.
The sketch is signed in the bottom right corner with the year 1951 below the signature, and there is German writing along the bottom of the sketch.
It is not dated but is signed (printed), in red, in the lower left corner, by "Hugo Paul Geissler". Not included in the photo (to the right) is a lower street, another tower with an arch through it and more buildings, four and two partial fronts before the tower.
(The ss is printed in the German style for the double "s".) The writing on the back says: Am Plonlein im Rothenburg o. The tower has a "double" roof with a window in the front of the roof and four windows below that, one below the other, down the tower, with the arch below and the street continuing through the arch.
He moved and traveled, but in 1943 was appointed prof. If unsigned or "estate signed" it is generally not very valuable. If hand colored, then that also increases the dollar value. Dealer here in the US seem to vary widely in pricing his hand colored, signed work and I have tracked prices between 5. Found this today in a thrift store and bought it for the frame. Anne Palangi I have two works that were donated to our church for a rummage sale.
Many universities offered him a post but he chose to stay independent. Decided to Google it when I got home since I saw "original" written on it. The art has the following information posted on the back, can you tell me what they may be worth? Can you tell me if these are authentic and what their value is.
There is only one piece of the frame left that is attached to the glass also size 12 1/2 x 16.
Chairman of the Werdenfelser Kunstlerbund, association of artists in the Garmisch, Germany, area. Source of information on Paul Geissler: Kunsthandlung Geissendoerfer [Geissendoerfer Gallery], Postfach 1214, 91534 Rothenburg/Tauber, Germanyemail: [email protected] Geissendoerfer, Uwe Geissendoerfer Prof.
Paul Geissler was born in Erfurt Germany on June 25, 1881.
Also, before the arch, there is a lantern hanging suspended from a "wire" from the right-most wall of the right-most building in the photo, on the upper street, over the street to one of the buildings on the lower street.
I did find, on Ebay.com, after entering the name Paul Geissler in the search space, an etching of the exact painting, it appears to be a winter scene; mine appears to be more a spring or summer scene.