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ID: 500016643
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500016643

 
Record Type: Person
Egloffstein, F. W. von (German printmaker, 1824-1898, active in America)

Note: Von Egloffstein served in the Prussian army and then emigrated to the United States as a young man. He was severely wounded in service for the Union in the Civil War. He has been called "The Father of Half-tone Engraving" in the United States, because he was the first to use ruled glass screens, together with photography, to produce engravings. He produced works of various subjects, including landscapes, maps, architectural subjects, and copies after Murillo and other artists. He tried unsuccessfully to convince the U.S. Government to adopt his method to produce bank notes; his technique was complex, used wavy lines, was relatively secret (known by only a few men), and thus he felt would have discouraged counterfeiting.

Names:
Egloffstein, F. W. von (preferred,V,index)
F. W. von Egloffstein (V,display)  ....  his name is most often documented as "F.W." rather than "Frederick W."
Von Egloffstein, F. W. (V)
Von Egloffstein, Frederick W. (V)  ....  in America, his name was most often indexed under "Von Egloffstein," though it would be listed under "Egloffstein" in Germany and elsewhere in Europe
Frederick W. von Egloffstein (V)
Von Egloffstein, F. W., Baron (V)
Eggloffstein, F. W. von (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
draftsman
printmaker

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Altdorf (Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Egloffstein, F. W. von (I)

Biographies:
(German printmaker, 1824-1898, active in America) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American printmaker, ca.1824-1898) ..... [BHA]
(American, active NY, U.S. 19th century) ..... [JPGM]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Eggloffstein, F. W. von ........ [VP]
.............................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Egloffstein, F. W. von ........ [VP Preferred]
...........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Frederick W. von Egloffstein ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Catholic Encyclopedia [online], 1913 edition (1997-) Accessed 07/25/2002.
F. W. von Egloffstein ........ [VP]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Von Egloffstein, Frederick W. ........ [VP]
..........................................................  Catholic Encyclopedia [online], 1913 edition (1997-) Accessed 07/25/2002.
Von Egloffstein, F. W. ........ [VP]
............................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Von Egloffstein, F. W., Baron ........ [VP]
.........................................................  Who's Who in American Art, 23rd ed. (1999-2000)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, JPGM, VP]
....................  Art in America 64 (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Catholic Encyclopedia [online], 1913 edition (1997-) Accessed 07/25/2002.
....................  Dawdy, Artists of the American West (1974-1985)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr93047013
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Groce and Wallace, Artists in America (1957)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr93047013
....................  Who's Who in American Art, 23rd ed. (1999-2000)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Catholic Encyclopedia [online], 1913 edition (1997-) Accessed 07/25/2002.
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