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Senefelder, Aloys

Ian Chilvers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199532940
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727634
Senefelder, Aloys

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(b Prague, 6 Nov. 1771; d Munich, 26 Feb. 1834).

German writer who in 1798 invented lithography as a cheap means of reproducing his plays. He soon realized the artistic possibilities of his invention, which he publicized in two books (...

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Subjects: Art

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