(March 30, 1868 October 18, 1918) was
artist who exerted considerable influence on twentieth-century
graphic art and one of the foremost artists of the Vienna Secession
movement and a co-founder of Wiener Werkstätte.
During his life, Moser designed a wide array of art works -
books and graphic works from postage stamps to magazine vignettes;
fashion; stained glass windows, porcelains and ceramics, blown
glass, tableware, silver, jewelry, and furniture - to name a
few of his interests.
Lit.: Michael Pabst, Wiener Graphik um 1900,
Verlag Silke Schreiber, München Wien
1. Floral motif, ca. 1903. thinned oil paint in Tunkpapiertechnik
hand-made paper. Ca. 34 x 31 cm (sheet 47 x 35,5cm). Because of it's
fagile and demaged paper it's fixed on hand-made paper. Beginning
with 1901 Kolomann Moser made a couple of these works, mainly small
animals, like fishes or fairytales' creatures. Quite close to abstraction
are his floral motifs.
2. Womans' head with secession emblems, 1899. Original
template, thin cardboard. 43 to 43.5 cm. The template was used for
the cover of the "Foerderermappe der Wiener Secession, 1899.
Ref.: Wien um 1900 (Marchetti), P.275.
3."Flächenschmuck" (fabric designs).
12 lithos. Most of them are fabric designs for furniture. From 1901
and each one has the estate stamp (Nachlass Koloman Moser) on the
Reference: Konstruktiver Jugenstil/Wiener Grafik, catalogue Galerie
Michael Pabst - Munich (ca. 1980), co-production of
Galerie Julius Hummel - Vienna and Galerie Mayer Ellinger - Frankfurt
(P.66 - No. 169). Size 25x29 cm - ( 9,7x11,3 in)
Edition: Martin Gerlach - Vienna/Leipzig