May 09, 2024 - Sale 2668

Sale 2668 - Lot 176

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000

OTTO ERNST (1884-1967)


50x36 inches, 128x90 cm. Manatschal, Ebner & Co., St. Moritz.
Condition B+: replaced lower right corner; small repaired tears, creases and time-staining in margins; water stains at upper right; small foxing stains in image.

Swiss artist Otto Ernst apprenticed as a graphic designer, and studied in Florence and in Paris; in 1910 he became a student of Eugène Grasset at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. The influence of Ernst's European travels is apparent in many of his posters advertising Swiss winter sports, resorts and Italian summer destinations - vacillating between painterly impressionism, elegant Art Deco, and saturated, colorful stylizations.