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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1868, in Hamburg; died 27 February 1940, in Berlin.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, architect, designer, decorative artist, graphic designer. Posters, furniture, wallpaper, carpets, glassware, ceramics, table services, jewellery, silverwork, objets d'art, typefaces.

Jugendstil, functional school.

Die Sieben (Group of Seven), Deutscher Werkbund...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 31 December 1849, in St Gall; died 1921, in Planegg.

Architect, painter, decorative designer, theorist. Designs (furniture/fabrics/metal objects/ceramics).


From 1868 to 1871 Hans Eduard von Berlepsch-Valendas was a student of architecture with Gottfried Sempers in Zurich. After graduating he abandoned architecture while he was living in Frankfurt, to go and train as a painter in Munich (...


Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...


French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1957, in Lille.

Painter. Figure compositions. Designs for carpets, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art.

Marie Ducaté lives and works in Marseilles. Her paintings present male nudes, alone or with others, in interiors or paradisal landscapes. These works disconcert by placing men in poses that in classical iconography are normally associated with the female. They recline languidly within kitsch interiors, with every detail of furnishing meticulously delineated. The effect is consciously heightened by the fact that the scene may comprise elements borrowed from the history of art, such as a Cubist floor or some drapery in the style of the Renaissance. Since ...


French, 20th century, female.

Born 1889, in the Hautes-Pyrenées; died 28 January 1966, in Toulouse.

Painter, designer. Animals. Designs for carpets, designs (fabrics/ceramics/furniture).

Hélène Gasset-Housset exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and the Salon des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs. She designed jewellery, carpets, fabrics, lacquer ware, ceramics, furniture and bindings. All her work is characterised by the richness of the materials used. Her major decorative pieces, often lacquer ware, are almost always based on animal themes....


German, 20th century, male.

Born 15 February 1883, in Marktheidenfeld; died 15 February 1964, in Nuremberg.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, landscapes. Designs (ex-libris/fabrics/furniture/porcelain).


After losing his mother at a very early age, Hermann Gradl was brought up by his father's family, with one of his cousins, Hermann Gradl Sr, a Jugendstil artist who was highly thought of at the time. He was first trained at the Städtische Gewerbeschule, Munich, then in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 January 1869, in Fürstenfeldbruck, near Munich; died 5 October 1934, in Dresden.

Sculptor, decorative designer, draughtsman. Designs (furniture, porcelain, jewels).

Karl Gross studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich from 1885 to 1888, then completed his training under the supervision of Fritz von Miller. In ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1847, in Môtiers; died 1927.

Painter, potter. Mountainscapes.

Gustave Jeanneret studied initially in Switzerland before moving in 1867 to Paris, where he worked as a furniture designer in order to earn a living. At the same time, he studied painting as and when he could, and was particularly drawn to the socially-conscious Realists of the 19th century such as Millet, Courbet and Bastien-Lepage. He then returned to Switzerland and began painting landscapes, rapidly emerging as the leading painter of this type of painting in the Neuchâtel/Fribourg region. He exhibited in Neuchâtel....


German, 20th century, male.

Born 1874, in Neustadt bei Leipzig; died 1947, in Erbach/Westerwald.

Painter, draughtsman, interior designer, graphic designer. Designs (furniture, fabrics, porcelain, precious metals, jewels).


Erich Kleinhempel first trained with Oskar Haebler in his graphics studio in Dresden, then entered the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, where he studied ...


Austrian, 20th century, female.

Painter. Designs (glassware, furniture, fabrics, jewels, ceramics).

Antoinette Krasnik was a student of Kolo Moser at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna. She settled in Italy in 1906. She supplied models of vases with abstract decoration.

Karlsruhe (Badisches Landesmus.): Pendant

Vienna (MAK, Österreichisches Mus. für angewandte Kunst)...


German, 20th century, female.

Born 1877, in Pirna; died 1968, in Dresden.

Draughtswoman, fabric designer. Designs for carpets, designs (furniture/ceramics/fabrics/jewels).

Charlotte Krause was trained in drawing at Dresden and Munich. In the early 1900s, she was a member of the Dresdener Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst (Dresden Studios). The studios were a very important centre for the creation of decorative art and around the turn of the century they had a significant part to play in the flowering of artistic activity of which the Dresden region was the focus. She also belonged to the Deutsche Werkstätten in Hellerau, near Dresden. She went on to specialise in fabric creation. She lived with her sister Gertrud Krause, a goldsmith, at Hellerau. She exhibited her creations in Dresden. The shape of her objects is determined by functionalism, and the decoration is based on a geometric approach combined with floral decoration and sometimes with animal motifs. Her work, together with that of other artists, was rediscovered thanks to the important Jugendstil exhibition in Dresden in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 September 1864, in Lörrach; died 12 December 1952, in Lörrach.

Painter, architect, draughtsman, sculptor, potter. Designs (fabrics/furniture/ceramics).

Max Laeuger began training as a painter in 1881 at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Karlsruhe under Franz Sales Mayer, before finishing his studies at the Académie Julian, Paris, from ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 13 December 1871, in Dittersbach/Erzgebirge; died 2 October 1941, in Darmstadt.

Designer, architect, painter, decorative designer. Glassware, furniture, ceramics, objets d'art.

Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

Albin Müller trained as a carpenter but also taught himself architecture. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Dresden, in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 April 1867, in Warburg (Westphalia); died 1932, in Munich.

Painter, draughtsman, interior designer. Genre scenes, landscapes. Designs for carpets, posters, designs (furniture, ceramic, wallpapers, fabrics).

Adelbert Niemeyer studied painting at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, under Jansen, Kampt and Crola ...


Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 3 April 1887, in Sankt-Michael, near Salzburg; died 16 April 1923, in Mödling, near Vienna.

Painter, designer, architect, designer. Designs for wallpapers, jewels, ceramics, fabrics and glass, furniture.

Art Nouveau.

Wiener Werkstätte group.

The brother of Ernst Peche, Dagobert Peche received his architectural training from Friedrich F. Ohmann at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. In Vienna he produced fabric designs for the decoration firms of Johann Backhausen, Philipp Haas, the Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Böck, the Vereinigte Wiener und Gmunder Keramik. In ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 June 1868, in Munich; died 15 April 1957, in Munich.

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer, designer, architect, interior designer. Genre scenes. Furniture, fabrics, ceramic, glassware, carpets, toys.

Richard Riemerschmid trained in painting at the Kunstakademie of Munich from 1888...


Norwegian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 July 1861, in Naes Jernverk; died 4 January 1931, in Vestre Aker.

Painter, potter. Designs for tapestries and stained glass windows.

Andreas Schneider also drew designs for furniture and vases.


Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Lilleröd.

Born 13 July 1870.

Painter, potter, draughtsman.

Karl Schröder was the brother of Rolf Schröder and a pupil of the painters Otto Bache and Frederick Vermehren. He also designed furniture.

Munich, 1 and 2 Dec 1992: Bouquet of Wild Flowers...