Ernst Geissendorfer: A twentieth century German painter and etcher, Ernst Geissendorfer studied art techniques in Nuremberg. In the decade of the 1930's he travelled and worked extensively, both in Europe and the United States. At the end of the Second World War (1945), Geissendorfer returned to live in Rothenburg and assumed control of the family art gallery there. Besides creating many fine works of art, Ernst Geissendorfer served as Town Councillor of Rothenburg during the 1960's. Before World War Two, Ernst Geissendorfer usually produced small, uncoloured etchings. After 1950, however, he created much larger etchings to which he applied hand-colouring. This group is from the earlier period. Each is framed to about 9.25" x 7.25"