Framed, Double Hohlwein Birds - For Sale

Framed, Double Hohlwein Birds
Price: $325.00
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 asa 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 cnsidered not only the foremost poster designer in Germany, but one of the best inthe 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, whether it be a dignified poster to exploit a war loan, or a humorous sketch to advertise a shoe polish. 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.'' 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. The colors are as they appear in the photos. Please e-mail a request for any additional photos. (On a personal note - I have fallen in love with the work of Hohlwein: although I consider myself fairly well versed in art history, I had never heard of Hohlwein before I opened my gallery. His work brings me great pleasure - it is precise, humorous and colorful.) These particular prints measure 5 x 7.5 inches each, an2 framed together, their size is approx. 14 x 11 inches. Please check out the other items we have for sale on this site - we add new items almost every day. Thanks for your interest. Status: For Sale Reference#: HF24 Condition: A Year: 1922 Country: Germany Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm) Width: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm) Title: Bird Prints, Framed, Ludwig Hohlwein Materials: paper, framed

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471, Rue St. Francois Xavier
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Canada
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