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Otto Kuhler

Born in Germany in 1894, Kuhler was the sole heir of his family's steel business, Kuhler Forges, located in the industrial Ruhr River valley. After World War I the family business was virtually ruined, causing Kuhler to become a commercial artist in Dusseldorf. In 1923, he emigrated to the United States and decided to take up etching, on advice from his friend, Joseph Pennell. His etchings and art work show powerful images depicting industrial machines, steam locomotives, industry at work, and construction. His art career came to an end when he became a consultant for the American Locomotive Company and designed the fastest locomotive in the world, the 1935, "Hiawatha," in Schenectady, New York. This streamlined steam locomotive ran between Chicago and St. Paul at a speed of two miles per minute. Kuhler's autobiography, My Iron Journey, traces his career in industry to his life as a cattle rancher in Colorado.



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Otto Kuhler

German-American (1894-1977)
Concrete and Cable (George Washington Bridge)
10-5/8 x 8-1/2 in.

Etching, 1929, edition 36. Kennedy 19. Signed in pencil; annotated in pencil, "Ltd. Ed. Del. et Imp." Printed on laid paper with watermark, Arches (France). Full margins.


$1000.
Concrete and Cable (George Washington Bridge)



Otto Kuhler

German-American (1894-1977)
Fifth Avenue and Forty Second Street
7-3/4 x 5-1/2 in.

Etching, 1929, edition about 100. Signed in pencil. Commissioned by the Architectural Forum as a Christmas etching for business acquaintances.


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Fifth Avenue and Forty Second Street



Otto Kuhler

German-American (1894-1977)
Bedrock (Construction Site-New Yorker Hotel)
12 x 7-7/8 in.

Etching, 1928, edition 25-50. Signed in pencil; annotated in pencil, “Ltd. Ed. Del. et Imp.” Printed on laid paper with watermark, Arches. Full margins.


$1100.
Bedrock (Construction Site-New Yorker Hotel)



Otto Kuhler

German-American (1894-1977)
The Tower Grows (Building the Hudson River Bridge)
10 x 8-7/8 in.

Etching, 1927, edition 50. Signed in pencil; annotated in pencil, “Del. et Imp. Ltd. Ed.” Printed on laid paper with watermark, Arches. Full margins.


$1000.
The Tower Grows (Building the Hudson River Bridge)



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