Klic, Karel Václav

Karel Václav Klic [also: Karl Klietsch] (1841 - 1926)
Czech painter and draughtsman, also caricaturist. Photographer in Vienna, one of the most important inventors in the field of photomechanical printing processes. Prior experiments in the production of linoleum and galvano technology were essential for his processes. After experiments with zinc relief etching around 1878, development of the photogravure. This process spread widely with the production of high quality book illustrations between 1890 and 1910. In 1895, the company Rembrandt Intaglio Printing Ltd. was founded in Lancaster with Klíc as technical manager after he had optimized the procedure for rotary printing (rotogravure). After 1897, he returned to reside in Vienna.