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Biographies of the Postcard Artists

Artist Name Artist Biography
Adams, Ansel Easton (1902-1984, American) One of the world's best known photographers. Mostly produced photography of nature and landscapes, concentrated on the Southwestern U.S.
Arp, Hans or Jean (1887-1966, French) Sculptor, painter and poet. Co-founder of the Dada movement, Zurich 1916. Later a Surrealist.
Atché, Jeanne (French) Painter, lithographer, graphic designer. Friend and admirer of Alphonse Mucha.
Bac, Ferdinand Sigismond ... also Bach (1859-1952, German) Cartoonist, illustrator, engraver, commercial artist. Worked in Paris. Illustrated for many magazines. Wrote and illustrated books.
Bakst, Léon .. (originally Lev S. Rosenberg) (1866-1924, Russian) Painter, theatrical designer. Came from a poor Jewish family to become one of the world's most renowned artists. Worked in St. Petersburg and later Paris. His decor and costumes for the Ballet Russe greatly influenced the decorative arts.
Balouscheck, H. (French)
Barrella, Giovanni (Italian)
Basch, Arpád (1873-?1944, Hungarian) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator, graphic designer. Studied in Budapest, Munich and Paris. Returned to Hungary in 1896.
Bayer, Hans  
Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent (1872-1898, British) Illustrator and writer. Illustrated books and magazines. Worked as art editor for The Yellow Book. Developed a style of flat, linear, black-and-white illustration.
Bena, Maria (Austrian)
Berthon, Paul Emile (1872-1909, French) Painter, lithographer, commercial artist, graphic designer, designer of furniture and ceramics. Studied and worked in Paris. Mainly active as a designer of posters and decorative panels as well as ceramics and magazine covers.
Bilibin, Ivan J. (1876-1942, Russian) Painter, illustrator, theatre designer, theatre costumier, graphic designer. Known for his children's book illustrations, his work for the Ballet Russe and his postcards of Russian life.
Boccasile, Gino (Italian) Graphic artist. Acclaimed and collected artist whose works predominated the Italian graphic arts in the period 1925-1945. Over 200 of his designs appear on period postcards.
Boileau, Philip (1864-1917, Canadian) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist. Moved to the U.S. in 1865. Studied in Italy. Painted in Europe until his return to the U.S. in 1897. Worked mainly in New York City.
Bokuchitei, Kuronbo (Japanese) Worked on the Japanese art magazine 'Kokkei shimbun' ['Humorist Journal']. He produced numerous designs for the special postcard issues of the magazine, 1907-1909.
Bonetti, Uberto (Italian)
Braque, Georges (1882-1963, French) Painter and sculptor. A seminal figure in modern art. Originally a Fauvist, he went on to evolve Cubism together with Picasso.
Brunelleschi, Umberto (1879-1949, Italian) Illustrator, painter, sculptor. A major figure of the art deco movement. Studied and worked mainly in Paris.
Cadiou, Arsène (?-1906, French) Painter. A student of L.O. Merson, a professor at the 'Beaux-Arts de Paris' school.
Camps i Junyent, Gaspar (1874-1942 Spanish) Illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer. Studied in Cuba and France. Worked mainly in Spain. Due to the strong Mucha influence reflected in his work, he was nick-named "Mucha Catalán".
Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942, Italian) Commercial artist, illustrator, scenographer, costumier, painter. Self-taught. Moved to Paris in 1898. Illustrated for numerous magazines. A leader of the poster artists at the turn-of-the-century.
Carlu, Jean ( 1900- French) One of the most prolific French graphic artists of the Art Deco period.
Caspari, Walther (1869-1913, German) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer. Worked on the magazines Jugend, Simplicissimus, etc.
Cassandre, Adolphe M. Mouron (1901-1968, French) Graphic designer. Reknowned for his modernist advertising posters.
Cézanne, Paul (1839-1906, French) Painter. A leading figure in the revolution toward abstraction and modern art.
Chagall, Marc (1887-1985 , Russian) Painter, set designer, costumier, stained-glass designer, muralist, book illustrator. Studied in St. Petersburg and Paris. Much of his work is based on Jewish life and folklore.
Chéret, Jules (1836-1932, French) Commercial artist, painter, illustrator, graphic designer. Worked in London and Paris, originally as a lithographer. A prolific and popular French posterist. Also illustrated for several magazines and books.
Christianson, Hans Heinrich (1866-1945, German) Painter, graphic designer, commercial artist, decorative artist. Studied in Hamburg and Paris. A member of the Art Colony in Darmstadt. Also worked on the magazine Jugend.
Christy, F. Earl (1883-1961, American) Commercial illustrator. Studied in Philadelphia. Illustrated cover girls for several prominent magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post. Known for his College Girls.
Clapsaddle, Ellen H. (1865-1934, American) Studied and worked in New York City, and several years in Germany until World War I. Produced over 3,000 postcard designs for the International Art Company, mostly children on holiday greetings.
Codognato, Plinio (1878-1940, Italian) Painter, illustrator, and cartoonist. A prolific artist, working in many styles including art nouveau, art deco, and futurism.
Combaz, Gisbert (1869-1941, Belgian) Lithographer, commercial artist, graphic designer, painter, sculptor. First became a lawyer and then an artist. Studied in Belgium. Later became a prominent art professor.
Conedo, J. (Spanish)
Corbella, Tito (1885-1966, Italian) Illustrator, commercial artist, painter. Studied and worked in Venice. Famous for his postcards of women and couples. His wife was his inspiration for many of his portraits of women.
Crane, Walter (1845-1915, English) Painter, graphic designer, commercial artist, illustrator, decorative artist. Studied and taught in England. Joined William Morris's Arts & Crafts movement. Published several texts on applied and graphics arts. A leader of the Art Nouveau movement in England.
Dali, Salvador (1904-1989 Spanish) Painter and writer. A major figure in the surrealist and dada art movements.
Daniell, Evangeline Mary (Circa 1880-1902, English)
Delavilla, Franz Karl (1884-1967, Austrian) Graphic designer, woodcut artist, commercial artist, illustrator, scenographer, designer of carpets and jewelry. Studied in Vienna, taught in Vienna and Germany. Worked with the Wiener Werkstätte and several periodicals.
Deni, Viktor Nikolaevich .. (originally Denisov) (1893-1946, Russian) Illustrator and cartoonist. One of the leading figures in Soviet poster art of the revolution period.
Depero, Fortunato (1892-1960, Italian) An early and influential Futurist artist. Worked mostly in Italy, and in New York City from 1928-1930 and again in 1947-1949. Particularly involved with advertising art. Probably was the most important futurist artist involved in the production of postcards.
Diveky, Josef (1887-1951, Hungarian) Commercial artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and glass designer. Studied & worked in Austria and Switzerland.
Dola, Georges .. pseudonym for Edmond Vernier (1872-1950, French) Painter, lithographer, graphic designer, and commercial artist. Member of the Societe des Artistes Francais.
Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968, French) Pioneer of Dadaism, Cubism and Futurism. Worked in France, then U.S.
Dudovich, Marcello (1878-1962, Italian) Commercial artist, graphic designer, painter. Apprenticed under Metlicovitz. Worked in Milan, Bologna, Genoa and Turin. An award-winning and renowned poster artist and graphic designer. Well over 150 of his designs were published as postcards.
Durnovo, I. (Russian)
Dwiggins, Clare-Victor (1873-1958, American) Illustrator, cartoonist. Worked mainly in Phila. and NYC. Creator of the first half-page Sunday cartoon feature "School Days".
Edmond, Demont (French)
Eichrodt, Helmut (1872-?, German) Painter, commercial and graphic artist. Studied and worked at Karlsruhe. Member of the Karlsruhe Artists Association.
Else (German) Expressionist.
Erler, Fritz (1868-1940, German) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer, scenographer. Co-founder of the artists' group 'Die Scholle' in Munich. Worked on the Jugend magazine.
Felixmüller, Conrad (1897-1977, German) Expressionist.
Feure, Georges de .. pseudonym for Georges Joseph van Sluijters (1868-1943, French) Decorator, painter, illustrator, lithographer, commercial artist, scenographer, graphic designer, designer of furniture, fabrics, tapestry, glass windows, ceramics and furnishings. Worked in Paris. Introduced to poster design by J. Chéret. Collaboration with S. Bing's gallery 'L'Art Nouveau' founded in 1896 made him one of the foremost artists in the revival of the decorative arts in France.
Finazzer, A. (Italian)
Fiore, Giovanni (Italian)
Fischer, Liane (Austrian)
Fisher, Harrison (1877-1934, American) Painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Worked in New York City on various magazines. Known for the 'Fisher Girl'.
Flagg, James Montgomery (1877-1960, American) Illustrator, painter, and commercial artist. Creator of the Uncle Sam 'I Want You' poster.
Foache, Arthur (French) Painter, illustrator. Worked in Toulouse, France for the magazine La Dépêche.
French, Annie (British) Painter and stage designer.
Fukiya, Koji (Japanese) Worked in Japan and France. Illustrated mainly for the Japanese magazine Reijokai.
Geyling, Remingius (1878-1974, Austrian) Graphic designer, commercial artist, scenographer, costumier, cinematographer, designer of fabrics, jewelry, glass windows. Studied and taught in Vienna. Participant in the Wiener Werkstätte.
Giacometti, Augusto (Swiss)
Giacometti, Giovanni (Swiss)
Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944, American) Painter, illustrator and commercial artist. Famous for his 'Gibson Girl.' Was president of the Society of Illustrators.
Gill, Arthur (British)
Gobbo, Cesare (Italian) Futurist.
Graff, C. (German)
Gropius, Walter (1883-1969, German) Architect. Founder and director (1919-1928) of the Bauhaus, an influential school of design and architecture.
Gutmann, Bessie Pease (American)
Hampel, Walter Sigmund (1868-1949, Austrian) Painter, watercolorist, and graphic artist. Worked in Vienna. Member of the Hagenbund.
Heartfield, John…originally Helmut Herzfelde (1891-1968, German) Painter, graphic designer and journalist. Pioneer of modernist photomontage and co-founder of the Berlin Dada group. His works were largely anti-militaristic. Best known for his anti-Nazi posters and covers for the workers' paper AIZ. A member of the Communist party from 1918. Fled from the Nazis to Prague in 1933, and later to London in 1938, but returned to Germany in 1950.
Hirschfeld-Mack, Ludwig (1893-1965, German) Studied under Kandinsky at the Bauhaus. Worked and taught in Germany, and later Australia.
Hoffmann, Adolf Oscar (German)
Hoffmann, Elli  
Hohenstein, Adolfo (1854-? Russian) Commercial artist, lithographer, illustrator. Worked in Italy on books, magazines and other illustrations.
Hohlwein, Ludwig (1874-1949, German) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator, graphic designer, interior designer. Studied in Munich, Paris and London. Worked in Dresden and Munich. Greatly influenced the shift from Jugendstil (art nouveau) to Art Deco in the German commercial arts.
Icart, Louis .. pseudonym 'Helli' (1888-1950, French) Painter and illustrator. Pseudonym comes from the French pronunciation of his initials 'L. I.' ('I' is pronounced 'ee').
Innes, John (1864-1941, Canadian)
Iribe, Paul (1883-1935, French) Graphic designer, caricaturist.
Jank, Angelo (1868-1940, German) Painter, illustrator. Worked in Munich. Illustrated for the magazines Jugend and Simplicissimus.
Janke, Urban (1887-1914, Bohemian) Graphic designer, commercial artist, designer of glass decoration. Studied in Vienna. Part of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Jawlensky, Alexej von (1864-1941, Russian) Painter. Worked in Munich. Exhibited with the Munich Secession. Later part of the Blue Rider artists' group.
Jossot, Gustave-Henri (1866-1951, French) Illustrator, caricaturist, commercial artist, graphic designer, painter,. Illustrated for many French magazines, largely satirical designs.
Jòzsa, Karoly (Carl) (1872-?1929, Hungarian) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator. Studied in Vienna, Munich and Paris. Worked in Munich and Budapest.
Jung, Moriz (1885-1915, Moravian) Graphic designer, commercial artist, glass designer. Studied in Vienna. Participant of the Vienna Secession. Illustrated seventy of the Wiener Werkstätte postcards.
Jungnickel, Ludwig Heinrich (1881-1965 Austrian) Painter, fabric designer, stencil prints. Studied in Munich and Vienna. Taught and worked in Germany and later Austria. Designed 11 postcards for the Wiener Werkstätte series.
Kaburagi, Kiyokata (Japanese)
Kainradl, Leo (1872-1943, German) Painter, graphic designer, illustrator. Studied in Vienna, worked in Munich. Associate of the Secession artists.
Kalvach, Rudolf (1883-1932, Austrian) Painter, woodcut artist, designer of decorations on porcelain. Studied in Vienna. participant of the Vienna Secession. Illustrated twenty-three of the Wiener Werkstätte postcards.
Kandinsky, Wassily (1866-1944, Russian) Painter, woodcut artist, costumier, set designer. Studied in Munich at age 30. A pioneer of abstract art and a seminal figure in the Expressionist movement. Co-founder of the Blue Rider artists' group. Later taught at the Bauhaus School of Design.
Kempf-Hartenkampf, Gottlieb Theodor (1871-1964, Austrian) Painter, etcher, illustrator. Studied and worked in Vienna. Member of the Viennese "Siebener Club," an early association of Secessionist artists.
Kirchner, Raphael (1876-1917, Austrian) Portrait painter, illustrator, graphic designer, engraver, scenery designer. Studied in Vienna. Moved to Paris circa 1900, then to U.S. circa 1914. Known for his ‘Kirchner Woman’, inspired by Nina, his wife and model. The largest portion of his artwork was designs for picture postcards, totaling about 1000 different. His work was very influential in art nouveau circles.
Klein, César (1876-1954, German) Expressionist.
Klein, Cristina (1861-?, German) Painter.
Kleukens, Friedrich Wilhelm (1878-1956, German) Painter, illustrator, applied arts designer. Co-founder of the Steglitzer Workshop. Later worked in Leipzig and then Darmstadt.
Kley, Paul German.
Klutsis, Gustav Gustavovich (1885-1944 Latvia) Painter, designer, graphic artist. Studied at the Riga Fine Arts Institute (1913-15), OPKh Drawing School (Petrograd) under N. Roerich.  Worked in Moscow after participating in the Russian Revolution. Co-founder of the October group. A leading artist in the Constructivist movement.
Kobayashi, Kaichi (Japanese) Produced several sets of four postcards in a largely art deco style.
Koehler, Melanie Leopoldina (1885-1960, Austrian) Graphic designer, illustrator, designer of fabrics and ceramics. Worked in Vienna. Participant in the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Kokoschka, Oskar (1886-1980, Austrian) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer. Studied in Vienna. Participant in the Vienna Secession, and then Expressionism. Perhaps the most controversial, and one of the most influential, of the Wiener Werkstätte artists.
Konopa, Rudolf (1864-1936, Austrian) Painter, graphic designer. Worked in Vienna. A co-founder of the Hagenbund.
Krenek, Carl (1880-1948, Austrian) Woodcut artist, etcher, painter, illustrator, graphic designer, commercial artist, ceramist. Studied and worked in Vienna. Participated in the Vienna Secession included twelve postcards in the Wiener Werkstätte series.
Krenn, F. (Austrian)
Krisch, Mizzi Austrian.
Larionov, Mikhail (1881-1964, Russian) Painter, illustrator. Studied in Moscow. Founder of the 'Donkey's Tail' artists group. Originator of the 'Rayism' movement, an offshoot of Russian futurism. Moved to France in 1914 to design for the Ballet Russe.
Laskoff, Franz ... originally François Laskowski (1869-1919, Polish) Painter, commercial artist, graphic designer. Studied in Strasbourg and Paris. Worked in France, Italy and Great Britain, illustrating for several magazines.
Latini, Giuseppe Italian.
Lautz, H. (German) An artist of the Darmstadt art colony.
Lendecke, Otto (1886-1918 Polish) Graphic designer, commercial artist, fashion designer, theatrical costumier, scenographer. Worked in Paris and Vienna. Collaborated with the Weiner Werkstätte, including fourteen postcards.
Lessieux, Ernest Louis (1848-1925, French) Painter, commercial artist, graphic designer. Over 200 different postcards of his designs were published.
Likarz-Strauss, Maria (1893-?, Austrian) Graphic designer, ceramist, designer of fabrics, glass, and fashion. Studied in Vienna. Participant of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Lilien, Ephraim Moses (1874-1925, Polish) Painter, illustrator, graphic designer. Worked in Germany. Known for his Jewish art in the art nouveau style.
Lissitsky, Eliezer Markovich (1890-1941, Russian) Painter, designer and architect. A co-founder of the Constructivist art movement in which industrial materials were used to create nonrepresentational, usually geometric objects.
Löffler, Berthold (1874-1960, Bohemian) Painter, commercial artist, graphic designer, designer of glass and ceramics. Studied and taught in Vienna. Participant in the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Low-Lazar, Friederike (1891-1975, Austrian) Illustrator, graphic designer, designer of fabrics, glass, and toys. Worked in Vienna, esp. with the Wiener Werkstaette.
Löwensohn, Fritz (1893-?, Austrian) Graphic designer.
Malevich, Kasimir (1878-1935, Russian) Painter, graphic designer. A pioneer of abstract art. In 1913 he began painting works based on geometric shapes and published a manifesto which founded Suprematism.
Manet, Édouard (1832-1883, French) Painter, graphic artist. Studied and worked in Paris. Member of the Impressionists. His work, although based on studies of the masters, was controversial, sometimes for its sexuality and sometimes for its avant-garde techniques.
Marcks, Gerhard (1889-1981, German) Sculptor, engraver. Taught at the Bauhaus.
Marisch, Gustav (1887-?, Austrian) Graphic designer, glass designer. Studied in Vienna. A participant of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Martini, Alberto (1876-1854, Italian) Painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, graphic designer. Studied in Italy. Worked for a time on the German ‘Jugend’ magazine. Illustrated many books, poems, and magazines.
Marxer, Alfred (1876-?, Swiss) Painter, wood engraver. Studied in Munich. Known for his frescos in churches and public buildings in Switzerland.
Matisse, Henri Émile Benôit (1869-1954, French) Painter, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor. A prominent figure in Fauvism, a descendant of Impressionism and cousin to Expressionism using abstract form and exuberant color. One of the foremost artists of the modern era.
Mauzan, Luciano Achille (1883-1952, French) Commercial artist, graphic designer, illustrator, engraver, painter, sculptor. Studied in France, then moved to Italy. His works include over 1000 original designs for postcards.
Merson, Luc-Olivier (1846-1920, French) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist. Worked in Paris. Taught as a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Metivet, Lucien Marie Francois (1863-1932, French) Illustrator, painter, graphic artist. Prolific art nouveau artist from 1889 on.
Meunier, Georges (1869-1934, French) Illustrator, commercial artist, painter. Studied in Paris. Illustrated for several French magazines.
Meunier, Henri (1873-1922, Belgian) Engraver, illustrator, painter. Son of Jean-Baptiste. A prolific art nouveau artist.
Miró, Joan (1893-1983, Spanish) Painter, costume designer, set designer, ceramist. A pioneer of Surrealism.
Mizuno, Hidekata (Japanese)
Morbiducci, Publio (Italian)
Morin, Henry (1873-1961, French) Illustrator, and painter. Illustrated for several magazines and later for books.
Moser, Koloman (1868-1918, Austrian) Painter, engraver, commercial artist, illustrator, graphic designer, interior designer, designer of fabrics, furniture, glass, jewelry, etc. A founding member of the Vienna Secession and a co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte. One of the most important figures of the Secession.
Moutor, H. (German)
Mucha, Alphonse Marie (1860-1939, Czechoslovakian) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator, graphic designer, sculptor, architect, decorator, scenographer, costumier, and designer of furniture, windows and jewelry. Worked in Vienna until 1887, then in Paris. Founding member of the Vienna Secession. Became famous in 1894 as an art nouveau artist due to a poster he designed for Sarah Bernhardt. Made several visits and stays in the U.S. Returned to Czechoslovakia in 1912 and applied his talents to Slavonic culture.
Müller, Felix  
Münzer, Adolf (1870-1953, Polish) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator. Studied in Munich. Worked and taught in Germany. Member of the artists' group 'Die Scholle'. Worked on the magazine 'Jugend'.
Nakazawa, Hiromitsu (Japanese) Designed postcards for inclusion in the literary magazines Shinshosetsu, Chugaku and Jogaku in the first decade of the 1900s. Was one of a three-member jury for several postcard contests conducted by the Chugaku magazine.
Nanni, Giovanni (1888-1969, Italian) Painter, illustrator. Worked in the 1920s and 30s in the Art Deco style.
Nechansky, Arnold (1888-1938, Austrian) Graphic designer, architect, ceramist, designer of fabrics, glass and jewelry. Studied in Vienna, taught in Gerlin. Worked with the Wiener Werkstätte.
Negri, B. (Italian)
Nitsche, Erik (1908- , American) Illustrator, graphic designer.
Noury, Gaston (1866-?, French) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist, cartoonist, theatrical costumier. Worked in Le Havre and Paris.
Nystrom Stoopendaal, Jenny Eugenia (1854?-1946, Swedish) Painter and illustrator. Known for her children's books illustrations.
O'Neill Wilson, Rose Cecil (1875-1944, American) Illustrator, graphic designer, author. Self-taught, her illustrations were published starting at the age of thirteen. Best known as the originator of the Kewpie doll.
Olbrich, Joseph Maria (1867-1908, Austrian) Architect, commercial artist, graphic designer, illustrator, ceramist, designer of jewelry, furniture, glass and fabrics. Studied in Vienna. Founding member of the Vienna Secession. Moved to Darmstadt in 1899. A foremost art nouveau architect.
Oppenheimer, Max (1885-1954, German) Expressionist.
Oud, Jacobus Johannes Pieter (1890-1963, Dutch) Architect. A co-founder of the De Stijl art movement. Worked as city architect in Rotterdam until 1933.
Outcault, Richard Felton (1863-1928, USA) Comic strip artist. Studied in Cincinnati, worked in New York City. Creator of Hogan' Alley, The Yellow Kid, Pore Lil Mose and Buster Brown (modeled on his son Richard F., Jr.).
Paléologu, Jean de ... pseudonym: Pal (1860-?, Rumanian) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist. Studied in London, where he worked on several magazines. Moved to Paris in 1893.
Parrish, Frederick Maxfield (1870-1966, American) Painter, illustrator, commercial artist. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Illustrated books and magazines, designed murals and created advertisements. The most popular and highest-paid American illustrator of the early part of the 20th century.
Pean, Rene (1875-?, French) Illustrator, lithographer, graphic designer. Worked in Paris as a commercial artist.
Peche, Dagobert (1887-1923, Austrian) Architect, graphic designer, commercial artist, costumier, ceramist, scenographer. Studied and worked in Vienna. A principal artist of the Wiener Werkstätte in the post-World War I era.
Pechstein, Max (1881-1955, German) The most popular member of the German expressionist group Die Brücke (The Bridge). Dismissed from his Berlin academy teaching position in 1933 by the Nazis as a "decadent artist."
Penfield, Edward (1866-1925, American) Illustrator and commercial artist. An early proponent of the art nouveau style.
Phillips, Clarence Coles (1880-1927, American) Illustrator. Illustrated for many magazines. Also created many advertising illustrations on commission. Well known for his ‘fade-away’ style.
Picasso, Pablo Ruiz (1881-1973, Spanish) Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and ceramist. The most influential and successful artist of the 20th century.
Plachy, F. (Russian)
Pock, Alexander (1871-1950, Austrian)
Popini (Italian)
Preissig, Vojtech (Czech) Lived and worked in the U.S. circa 1910 to 1930.  Head of the Graphics Design department at the Wentworth Institued in Boston.  Wentworth Institute, His artworks include a series of Czech recruitment postcards for World War I issued by the Wentworth Institute.  Returned to Czechoslovakia in 1930.  Was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo, and died at Dachau in 1944.
Privat-Livemont (1861-1936, Belgian) Illustrator, graphic designer, decorative painter. Worked in Paris, and later Belgium.
Quesnel, R. (French)
Ray, Man (1890-1976, American) Painter and photographer. Worked in NY, Hollywood, and Paris. Important surrealist artist.
Remington, Frederic Sackrider (1861-1909, American) Painter, sculptor and author. An important painter of the vanishing West. Worked in New Rochelle, New York.
Reznicek, Ferdinand Freiherr von (1868-1909, Austrian) Painter, commercial artist, and illustrator. A member of the Hagenbund. Worked in Vienna and then Munich.
Richter, Hans (1888-1976, German) Expressionist.
Roberts, Paul (German)
Rockwell, Norman Percevel (1894-1978, American) Illustrator. Worked on many national magazines, especially the Saturday Evening Post. Acclaimed as America's greatest illustrator.
Russell, Charles Marion (1864-1926, American) Painter and sculptor. One of America's best known artists of cowboys and Indians. Worked in Montana, self-taught.
Savitsky, Jack (1910-1992, U.S.A.) Naïve painter. Born in Pennsylvania, he became in coal miner in his father's footsteps. In 1959, suffering from black lung disease, he took up painting full time, which he pursued through the rest of his life.
Schiele, Egon (1890-1918, Austrian) Painter, engraver, and graphic designer. A leading figure of proto-expressionism. Worked with the Wiener Werkstätte.
Schmucker, Samuel L. (American) Painter, commercial artist. One of the best American postcard artists, in the art nouveau style. Known for the ‘Winsch Girl’.
Schwetz, Karl (1888-1965, Czechoslovakian) Graphic designer, commercial artist, and ceramist. Worked in Vienna. Member of the Wiener Werkstätte.
Schwitters, Kurt (1887-1948, German) Painter and poet. Creator of his 'Mer Art', collage constructions of discarded objects. Associate of Dadaism.
Servranckx, V. Belgian.
Severi, Lino (Italian) Futurist.
Severini, Gino (1883-1966, Italian) Painter, mosaicist, decorative artist. Studied in Rome. Worked in Rome and Paris. A central figure of Futurism and later Cubism.
Singer-Schinnerl, Susi (Selma) (1891-1965, Austrian) Graphic designer, fabric designer, ceramicist. Member of the Wiener Werkstaette. Worked in Vienna and later the U.S.
Siro (Italian)
Sironi, Mario (1855-1961 Italian) A participant in the Italian futurist movement.
Sousa-Cardozo  
Steinlen, Alexandre Théophile (1859-1923, Swiss) Illustrator, commercial artist, painter, sculptor, scenographer, costumier, graphic designer. Moved to Paris in 1881. A prolific art nouveau artist, often portraying the poor or war refugees.
Ströse, Hans (German)
Süsser, Franz (Austrian)
Tato, L. (1896-1974, Italian) One of the most famous artists of the second period of Futurism. Much of his artwork was devoted to promotion of Facism, and of Futurism itself.
Teschner, Richard (1879-1948, Austrian) Painter, graphic artist, designer of tapestry, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, ceramist. Studied in Prague and Vienna. Worked with the Wiener Werkstätte as a sculptor.
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henre de (1864-1901, French) Painter, lithographer. Studied in Paris. Renowned for his art nouveau poster portrayals of Parisian nightlife, particularly those of the Moulin Rouge.
Tusch, R. (Czechoslovakian)
Underwood, Clarence Frederick (1871-1929, American) Illustrator, painter. Studied in Paris. Worked on several magazines.
Unknown  
Van Doesburg, Theo .. (real name: C.E.M. Kupper) (1883-1931, Dutch) Founder of the modern art movement 'De Stijl' (The Style). 'De Stijl' was originally only the name of the magazine begun by Van Doesburg, and later applied to the movement and the art style. Per Van Doesburg: "strip nature of its forms and you will have style left."
Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890, Dutch) Post-impressionist painter. Worked in the Netherlands and later France until his suicide. Among the most widely known of fine artists.
Villon, Jacques .. pseudonym of Gaston Du-Champ (1875-1963, French) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator. A renowned modern artist, particularly after his post-1930 exhibitions in the U.S.
Wain, Louis (1860-1939, British) Illustrator. Studied and taught in London, with a three-year interlude in the U.S. Reknowned as "the man who drew cats," his cat illustrations originated in the portraits he made of his family cat, Peter the Great, who kept company with his cancer-ridden wife on her deathbed.
Wanke, Alice (1873-1936, Austrian) Commercial artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. Studied and worked in Vienna. Secessionist artist.
Wiederseim Drayton, Grace Gebbie Illustrator, cartoonist, sculptor. Made illustrations and cartoon features for many magazines. Also illustrated many children's books. Best known for her Campbell Soup Kids.
Wilke, R. (German)
Wimmer-Wisgrill, Eduard Josef (1882-1961, Austrian) Graphic designer, interior architect, designer of fashion, furniture, glass, etc. Studied and taught in Vienna. Director of the Wiener Werkstätte fashion department from 1912.
Zecchin, Vittorio (1878-1947, Italian) Painter, graphic designer, designer of glass, furniture, and ceramics. Studied and worked in Venice.
Zumbusch, Ludwig von (1861-1927, German) Painter, commercial artist, illustrator. Studied in Vienna, Munich and Paris. Member of the Munich Secession. Worked on the 'Jugend' magazine.
Zwickle, Hubert von (1875-1950, Austrian) Graphic designer, illustrator, designer of furnishings and jewelry. Studied in Vienna.
 

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