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Description: This accomplished sketchbook is the work of American painter and etcher Frank Enders (1860-1921). Through the approximately 50 pages of drawings, Enders demonstrates his masterful draughtsmanship through portraits, studies of hands, and sketches after Greek and Roman sculpture.

Enders was born in Milwaukee, WI and studied under German-American artist Henry Vianden (1814-1899). Beginning in 1879, the year this sketchbook is dated, Enders studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. In 1901, Enders was one of the original founders of the Society of Milwaukee Artists, later known as Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors/Wisconsin Artists (WP&S) and today known as Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA). He was a faculty member at the Milwaukee Art Students’ League, specializing in copper etchings.

The free endpaper of the front board has pencil notes which read: “Frank Enders Munich 1879 Milwaukee Wis. America”. There is a Munich bookseller’s sticker on the front paste-down. Pages measure: 8 1/2″ x 5 7/8″. Item #FA00402

Condition: Book is disbound with both boards detached and pages loose. A couple of the drawings have small stains. Generally good condition.