(1853 - 1915)
Heinrich Egersdorfer was active/lived in South Africa, England, Germany. Heinrich Egersdorfer is known for painter, illustration, cartoons, lithogroaphy, sketches, drawings.
Biography Heinrich Egersdorfer
Heinrich "Heiner" Egersdörfer (1853 Nuremberg, Germany - 29 April 1915 St. Pancras, London), was a German-born artist, illustrator and cartoonist who settled in South Africa.
Coming from a family of artistic talent (his brothers Andreas Egersdörfer (1866-1914) and Konrad Egersdörfer (1868-) were both accomplished artists, and both died in World War I), he was trained as a lithographer in Germany and worked for the Leipziger Illustrierten Zeitung. He took part in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, and then worked in England, before emigrating to South Africa in 1879. In 1884, he and his partners founded The South African Illustrated News in Cape Town.
His sketches and drawings, often in a light-hearted vein, are an
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