(1888 - 1959)
Luigi Rist was active/lived in New Jersey, Vermont. Luigi Rist is known for art nouveau design, woodblock printing.
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Biography Luigi Rist
Luigi Rist was born in 1888 in New Jersey, where he attended the Newark Technical School. To earn extra income in his early twenties he etched art nouveau designs on silver fountain pen cases, and in the early 1920s he commuted to the Grand Central School of Art in New York. It was here that he met Sigurd Skow, who taught painting, and Theodore "Ted" Braithwaite, an artist who later worked for the Christian Science Monitor. It was also at this school that he made his first block print.
In the early 1930s Rist first saw Japanese woodblocks, at an exhibition in New York that he attended with his friend and mentor Morris Blackburn. Rist was fascinated and began teaching himself the process, developing the style which h
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