Victor Hammer (1882-1962)
Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple
Lithograph in its original 1942 Presentation Print of the Print Club of Rochester (New York) folder
Initialed and dated l.r.
6 1/2 x 8 inches (plate)
12 1/2 x 16 inches (paper)
Victor Hammer, an Austrian by birth, was an internationally renowned calligrapher, painter, printer and type designer. Hammer left Europe in 1938 and came to Aurora, New York, where he taught at Wells College. At a 1948 exhibition of his art and books in Chicago, Hammer met the president and a trustee of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. That meeting led to Hammer's being invited to Transylvania as artist in residence. Hammer made books, art and furniture during his years in Kentucky and invented yet one more typeface.