ABOUT JOHN W. WINKLER

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John W. Winkler

1890-1979

One of the finest American etchers of the early twentieth century, J. W. Winkler was born in Austria but settled in California early in his life. Winkler studied under Frank van Sloun at the California Institute of Arts and published his first original etching in 1915. During the following eight years he established a large national reputation for his etchings, the great majority being depictions of San Francisco and its environs. By 1923 he had created 88 etchings which were often compared to the work of Whistler, particularly the Whistler etchings found in the 'French Set' and 'Thames Set'. Like Whistler, John W. Winkler had the ability to capture life and movement with the utmost simplicity.

WORKS BY WINKLER JOHN