Aloys Senefelder


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Noun1.Aloys Senefelder - German printer who invented lithography (1771-1834)
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Lithography, the art of printing from stone, was developed from the innovative work of Aloys Senefelder during the final years of the eighteenth century, and offered artists a low-cost reproduction process capable of producing multiple copies of an original drawing.
The other technique is lithography, discovered in 1798 in Germany by Aloys Senefelder. It is based on the fact that water and fat repel each other and achieved by making a drawing on a slab of stone with a greasy substance, after which the stone is wetted with water.