Studio: international art — 49.1910

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“ENTRANCE TO A MONASTERY CHURCH, CUENCA” BY LUDWIG ROSCH

AN AUSTRIAN PAINTER IN
WATER - COLOURS : LUDWIG
ROSCH.

Ludwig Rosch, whose work as a water-colour
painter is now introduced to readers of The
Studio, is a native of Vienna. The son of an
artist, he received his first instruction in art from
his father, studying later in the Kunstgewerbe
Schule and the Imperial Academy in Vienna.
His subsequent career has been marked by vicissi-
tudes bordering on the romantic. For twenty
years he has been absent from Vienna, visiting
first one country and then another, and often under-
going serious hardships. When in Edinburgh things
went so badly with him that he was on the point
of joining a merchant vessel with the intention of
working his passage to India, so that he might

study its ancient architecture; but the timely sale
of a few pictures was the means of directing his
steps to Spain instead. Here he spent seven
years, in the course of which he visited many of
the old cities, whose architectural glories have
formed the subject of a very numerous series of
drawings executed by him. In Spain, where at
first he endured many privations, his work came to
be greatly appreciated; the State acquired several
of his drawings and a gold medal was awarded to
him. France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy
have in turn been visited and their ancient archi-
tecture explored by Herr Rosch, but nowhere has
the fascination exercised on him by the famous old
cities of Spain been equalled. His “ Wanderjahre ”
at an end, the artist Herr Rosch has now returned
to Vienna to settle, and has become a member of
the “ Secession.” A. S. L.

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