Austrian, 1886 - 1923
Kunsthandlung Gustav Nebehay (Art Dealer’s Shop of Gustav Nebehay), c. 1920
image: H. 32 1/2 x W. 20 1/4 in.
sheet: H. 34 x W. 22 1/2 in.
The 1907 departure of cofounder Koloman Moser proved to be a turning point for the Wiener Werkstätte. The movement’s original quest for geometric simplicity soon gave way to a more ornamental style, seen especially in the works of such artists as Berthold Löffler and Dagobert Peche (pronounced Peck-a). After becoming manager of the workshops in 1915, Peche introduced more exotic subjects into his designs and often used jungle vines and fruits as motifs. This poster was commissioned by Gustav Nebehay, a Viennese art dealer, to announce an exhibition of drawings by Gustav Klimt.