May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 24

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

OTTO MORACH (1887-1973)


50x36 1/2 inches, 127x92 3/4 cm. Klausfelder, Vevey.
Condition B+: replaced loss in upper left corner; repaired tears at edges, some into image; minor creases and abrasions at edges and in image.

Morach trained as a schoolteacher before studying painting in Bern. He went on to study in Paris, Munich, Dresden and Berlin. Back in Switzerland, he joined the Dadaists, Janco, Arp and Picabia exhibiting in the group Das Neue Leben. In addition to his painting, he was also a pioneer of work for puppet theaters with Sophie Taeuber-Arp. He designed fewer than ten posters, each with a decidedly modernist approach. His sense of style, with its Art Deco, Cubist and Bauhaus influence, permeates his posters as well as his paintings and puppet design. L'Affiche Art Deco p. 274 (var).