Varietes – variety in art

Friedrich Iwan (1889 Kamienna Góra-1967 Wangen). Painter, printer. 


He started artistic studies at Fine Art Academy of Breslau (1903-1908,  Carl E. Morgenstern landscape courses). He continued education at Fine Art Academy of Berlin where he discovered etching as a way of artistic expression that he would be mostly dedicated to during his artistic career-he developed the technique of printmaking two separated colours in one plate. After the IWW with his family he moved out to Wilcza Poreba and then in 1924 he settled down in Jelenia Gora (from where he was displaced in 1946). A member of St. Lucas brotherhood of artists in Szklarska Poreba. His oeuvre contains mostly landscapes from Karkonosze Mountains and were very often used as designes for postcards made in series, e.g.: Farbige Radierungen aus dem Riesengebirge von Friedrich Iwan edited by Max Leipelt in Cieplice. After the IIWW he settled down in 1954 in Wangen (Allgäu, Bawaria).