Eugen Kirchner, Die Tennisspieler (The Tennis Player)
Etching with aquatint, 1894-1896
Eugen Kirchner was born in Halle in 1865. A founder member of the Vienna Secession, Eugen Kirchner also exhibited with the Berlin Secession, and contributed to both Pan and Die Graphischen Kunste. He had a major exhibition of drawings, watercolours and etchings in Dresden in 1904. As an etcher, he is particularly noted for his mastery of aquatint, as in Die Tennisspieler. Eugen Kirchner died in 1938.