Reiterspiele – Ernst Georg Heussler

Ernst Georg Heussler

(1903 Basel – 1982 Zurich)

“REITERSPIEL” – “Riders Game” – Aquatint engraving on BKF Rives paper. Signed lower right “E.G. Heussler (19)72” and annotated lower left “Reiterspiel – Aquatinta – 36/200”

A group of horsemen gather before a game, perhaps of Polo.

Dimensions: 23.5 X 4055 cm.

Condition: Very good.  Some light scratches on sheet.

Ernst Georg Heussler
1903 Basel – 1982 Zurich

The versatile Swiss artist Ernst Georg Heussler worked in many media – engravings and woodcuts, oil and watercolor, and large scale murals including in Tel-Aviv and in Basel. He was married to the artist Hey Heussler.

Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) in Basel from 1917 to 1920 and later at the  Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris (1932).
The artist traveled widely in Italy, Southern France, Spain and England, and later in Morocco and Algeria.   He was in military service forfrom 1940 to 1945.