The Vienna Secession (Wiener Secession- Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs) was an art movement formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Künstlerhaus. The main artists involved with this movement was the painter Gustav Klimt, designer Joseph Olbrich, and architects Josef Hoffmann and Peter Behrens.
This website focuses on the historical contribution to Graphic art and design by the Vienna Secession under the Klimt Group (1898-1905). The images collected on this site reflect the Secession, Wiener Werkstätte, and Jugendstil style of Graphic design found in Germany and Austria. Attention is also given to the counterpart Art Nouveau movement in France, Belgium, and Holland; artists like Alphonse Mucha, Henry Van de Velde, and Fernand Khnopff whose influence played an important part in the development of German and Austrian graphic art.
Our gallery section features the work of prominent graphic artists from the period. It is constantly being updated with new work and artists related to The Vienna Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Our Exhibitions and Events page has a list of upcoming and past exhibitions around the world. If you would like to contribute an image or event not currently listed on the site, please contact us.
Lastly, our online store features both original pieces from the period and high quality poster prints scanned from originals in our collection.
I hope you enjoy the site.
author and webmaster of Theviennasecession.com
We are not currently associated with the The Association of Visual Artists /Vienna Secession which is still active in Vienna. If you would like to get in touch or arrange a visit, please visit their website.
Roberto Rosenman is a painter, designer, teacher and an avid collector of Art Nouveau/Secession graphic art. He lives in Toronto, Canada where he teaches Graphic Design and Visual Art.