Size: 34.5 x 48 inches
Artist: Hohlwein, Ludwig
This poster is an advertisement for the German delicatessen Wilhelm Mozer. Created in the Jugendstil style (Germany's Art Nouveau), it shows a table overflowing with food - including lobster, fruit, and alcohol. It has some visible folds and minor foxing in the margins, but is otherwise linen backed and in very good condition.
Born in Munich, Germany in July 1871, Ludwig Hohlwein started his professional career as an architect. In 1895, induced by his love of color and the desire to produce colorful posters, he deserted his profession to begin a new career as a poster designer. He immediately established an enviable reputation and was soon recognized as the leader of his field. Today, he's known as having been one of the best poster designers in the world whose style is filled with beauty and charm. His compositions are always striking and original, his colour harmonies unusual and superb, and his technique at once recognizable and inimitable. Many of his productions bear the distinctive mark of an architect, others are endowed with the qualities of mural decor, while some denote a Japanese influence. His career is defined by a high standard of excellence and a versatility in subject matter.