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Die Quelle

Along with the journal Die Flache, Die Quelle remains one of the finest examples of Secession-style graphic design. The man behind this project was the publisher Martin Gerlach- an engraver and photographer who opened a publishing house in 1874 in Vienna. Referred to by the art critic  Joseph August as the “Führer der Moderne” (leader of […]

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Ver Sacrum- The Founder’s Edition Stencil

A rare piece of Vienna Secession history will be auctioned off at the end of the month- a stencil created by Koloman Moser and used for the Founder’s edition of Ver Sacrum. Shortly after the The first official meeting of the Secession on June 21, 1897, Moser began to work on the designs for the […]

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Vienna Secession Catalogues

I’ve added a great new feature to the website. Now you can access all the Vienna Secession exhibition catalogues from 1898-1905. Visit ‘Vienna Secession’ in the main menu and find ‘catalogues’ from the drop down menu. Special thanks to the The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) for making these available.

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Egon Schiele Letter up for auction

On March 19th, Swann Galleries in new York will be holding their autograph auction. Among the many interesting autographs for sale is a rare letter by Egon Schiele penned a few weeks before his death from the Spanish flu. In it he complains of being ordered to appear a second time within a month before […]

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New Additions to the Galleries

I’ve just added some new additions to the galleries which can be viewed in the ‘RECENTLY ADDED’ section of the home page or by going to this link. There’s some new work by Koloman Moser, G. th Kempf, Berthold Löffler, and Mila Von Luttich. Once again, I’m putting a call out for any biographical information […]

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New Gallery for ‘Die Fläche’

I’ve added a new gallery for the beautiful Viennese periodical ‘Die Fläche’ which featured beautiful examples of Secession and Wiener Werkstätte style graphic design. The first volume from 1903 is distinctly in a Secession style while the second volume from 1910 shows the strong influence of Wiener Werkstätte after the departure of Koloman Moser. Click here to […]

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I’ve added some new additions to the galleries which can be viewed in the ‘RECENTLY ADDED’ section of the home page or by going to this link. Some of the images come from a very exciting upcoming poster auction at Swann Galleries in New York. Included in the sale is a very rare Wiener Werkstätte […]

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Ver Sacrum Gallery added

I have added a new gallery for the Ver Sacrum magazine. So far, I’ve uploaded the cover art for the first two years and will eventually be adding the remaining years. I am not including the numerous designs inside the magazines as many of these can already be found in the galleries of individual artists. You […]

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Franz Von Stuck Gallery added

I just created a gallery for the German artist Franz Von Stuck. He was a co-founding member of the Munich Secession  in 1892 which was a model for the Vienna Secession. Although primarily a painter, he produced some great works in the fields of etching and graphic arts.

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New Additions added to the Gallery

I just returned from a trip to Vienna and Hungary where I saw some excellent exhibits on Vienna Secession, Egon Schiele, and Symbolist painting. I also had a chance to go visit the National Library in Vienna where I dug up some fine examples of Jugendstil Graphics. I’ve added some new work by Koloman Moser […]

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