Wiener Werkstätte postcards – part 1



The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops was founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist Koloman Moser. In 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards, which would ultimately include nearly 1,000 cards. Many of them were designed to celebrate holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Fashion, both contemporary and historical, became another popular subject, along with humorous topics and favourite tourist spots of the period.

All of the major designers who worked for the firm were contributors in this medium including Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Dagobert Peche. Other noteworthy artists who were active in this area whose names may be less familiar include Moriz Jung, Rudolf Kalvach, Mela Koehler, and Maria Likarz, among others.

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 This is part 1 of a 2-part post on Wiener Werkstätte postcards:

Postkarte no. 18 Urban Janke, Til Eulenspiegel

Postkarte no. 19 Franz Karl Delavilla

Postkarte no. 21 Oskar Kokoschka

Postkarte no. 29 Ruldolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 33 Ruldolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 66 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 67 Josef Hoffmann

Postkarte no. 71 Berthold Loffler

Postkarte no. 78 Oskar Kokoschka

Postkarte no. 81 Moriz Jung, The Child Prodigy 1907

Postkarte no. 82 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 85 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 87 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 89 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 90 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 95 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 96 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 99 Rudolf Kalvach, Joys of Motherhood 1907

Postkarte no. 100 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 107 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 110 Mela Koehler

Postkarte no. 134 Urban Janke

Postkarte no. 135 Urban Janke

Postkarte no. 148 Rudolf Kalvach

Postkarte no. 151 Fritz Zeymer

Postkarte no. 167 Remigius Geyling

Postkarte no. 252 Carl Otto Czeschka

Postkarte no. 262 Josef Divéky

Postkarte no. 282 Erich Schmal

Postkarte no. 288 Egon Schiele

Postkarte no. 305 Hans Kalmsteiner

Postkarte no. 309 Unknown Artist

Postkarte no. 319 Susi Singer

Postkarte no. 341 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 342 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 343 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 344 Moriz Jung

Postkarte no. 380 Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel

Postkarte no. 381 Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel

Postkarte no. 392 Mela Koehler

Postkarte no. 397 Mela Koehler

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