R. Lux found friends and patrons, like Alfred Kaufmann who, on the occasion of the artist’s 50th birthday edited the little booklet “Richard Lux und sein Exlibriswerk”, and who also supported him. In one of the artist’s letters from July 14th , 1937 written to Direktor Eugen Herz it says : “It’s already so many years (editor’s comment: “1923”)that I had the honour to make a bookplate for you and that in a magnanimous manner you supported me by acquisiting different etchings. So I would like to recall my memory as times for artists and for me also have turned pretty bad! Both my editors- for whom I have been working for a long time- have stopped their business, and so I am left without any income.”.
Richard Lux died in Vienna on November 23rd, 1939.
In his book Alfred Kaufmann named 63 bookplates, the number of which increased to exactly 100 owners’ bookplates until 1939.
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