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Welcome to, an online museum devoted to the golden age of illustration and graphic design in Germany and Vienna between the years 1895-1918.This website focuses on the historical contribution to Graphic art and design by the Vienna Secession under the Klimt Group (1898-1905) a group of Austrian artists which included Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann who broke away from the status quo and created what has come to be known as ‘Secession-style’.

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.

If you would like to contribute an image or paper not currently listed on the site, please contact me.

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
author and webmaster of
Toronto, CANADA