Size: 7 x 9 inches
Artist: Paul Scheurich
This mini lithographic poster for Dennerts Konversations Lexikon is by Paul Scheurich and was published in a 1927 book edited by Dr. Walter Schubert. Titled "Die Deutsche Werbe Graphik," it was published in Berlin by Francken and Lang. It is the only edition of this important study of a great era of German graphic design featuring posters, packaging, advertising, book illustrations, programs for theater, and sports. Illustrated mostly with tipped-in color plates of work by Bernhard, Hohlwein, Klinger, Preetorius, Gipkens, Kleukens, Cissarz, Pechstein and many others, this book and the illustrations contained within it are considered highly collectable and very, very rare.
Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) was a German painter, graphic and commercial artist, and porcelain sculptor. After studying at the Berlin Art Academy, he became quite accomplished: Banknotes printed according to his designs were printed from 1929, he created the stage curtain in the German Opera House Berlin in 1935, and in 1937 he participated in the World's Fair in Paris.
He designed this poster to advertise the Dennerts Konversations Lexikon, a book by Peter J. Oestergaard printed in Berlin in 1909 and published by E. Dennert.