Size: 7 x 10.25 inches
About The Poster: From a magnificent book of Hohlwein's works, published in the early 1920s.
About the Artist: Born in Munich, Germany in July 1871, Hohlwein started his professional career as an architect, but 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.
Hohlwein's compositions are always striking and original, his color harmonies unusual and superb, and his technique at once recognizable and inimitable. Many of his productions bear the distinctive mark of an architect, while others are endowed with the qualities of mural decor, while still others denote the influence of Japanese prints. His versatility seems unbounded.
This volume was owned by the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of New York who for some unknown reason stamped each page of the book with their seal. I have attempted to photograph each plate well and to show where the seal shows on the plate - if at all. The plates are all in pristine condition, with no foxing or tearing. The colors of the book are slightly more punchy than the Hohlwein prints we have here in the gallery - I assume that the reproduction skills of the printer are the reason for that.
In excellent condition. Ready to frame.