Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Notes: Poster, Small Poster
Artist: Hohlwein, Ludwig
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301
About The Poster: From a magnificent book published in the early 1920's of Hohlwein's works. The introduction for the book reads as follows: Born in Munich, Germany in July, 1871, he started his professional career as an architect, but in 1895 was induced by his love of color and the lure to produce colorful posters, to desert his profession and to begin his new career as a poster designer. Immediately he established for himself an enviable reputation and soon was recognized as the leader in the field. He has retained this distinction ever since and today is considered not only the foremost poster designer in Germany, but one of the best in the world. During the long period of activity in which he produced many hundred posters, he has hardly ever failed to produce a thing of beauty and charm. His compositions are always striking and original, his color harmonies unusual and superb and his technique at once recognizable and inimitable. Undoubtedly, many of his productions bear the distinctive mark of an architect, others again are endowed with the qualities of mural decorator, while others denote the frequency with which he has been influenced by the Japanese print. Throughout his entire career as poster artist, he has successfully maintained a high standard of excellence in his work. His versatility seems unbounded. One needs only glance though the present collection of his works to realize and appreciate the remarkable and charming qualtiies of the modern decorative poster designer, Ludwig Hohlwein." 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.