Born 1961, Braunschweig, West Germany
Lothar Osterburg is a photogravure master printer and artist who builds small scale scenes from readily available, found materials. He photographs the scenes and prints them as photogravures.
Lothar immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 and was a master printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco for four years. He then established his own press, specializing in photogravure and moved to New York City in 1994. He received an American Academy of Arts & Sciences Award in 2010 and he has had recent solo exhibits at the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and the Zoller Gallery.
For this print Lothar built and photographed models of a steamboat, canoe, and cabin on site at the Platte River. The Photgraph was then printed as a photogravure to produce the edition.
Platte River Camp
2007; photogravure on Somerset; 18 x 13
sheet: 25 x 21 (63.4 x 53.34)