May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 213

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

ERWIN PUCHINGER (1875-1944)

WIENER KUNSTGEWERBE - VEREIN. 1912.


47 1/2x34 3/4 inches, 120 1/2x88 1/4 cm. Jacob Weiner, Vienna.
Condition B: water staining in bottom left corner; repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges, in image and along vertical and horizontal folds; small losses at edges. Mounted on Chartex.

Erwin Puchinger was a Viennese artist, who was an influential participant in the Austrian Jugendstil and Gesamtkunstwerk circles. Both of these movements worked to meld fine art traditions with applied art and to standardize their tenets of design. Puchinger worked in London, Prague and Paris as well as Vienna. Classical Greek & Roman art and architecture, which were studied by his peers, also impacted Puchinger's aesthetic and is very much apparent in this poster for the Vienna Arts and Crafts Association.