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Otto Eckmann: Scherrebek Wall Hanging - Apple Twig

Otto Eckmann (Hamburg 1865 - Badenweiler 1902)

Scherrebek Wall Hanging - Apple Twig

Lot-No. 898 | Proceeds: 5.200,00 €

1896. Weaf, 57 x 89,5 cm, lo. le. monogr. OE under Schleswig-Holstein flag. - Cf.: Dorothee Bieske: Scherrebek, Wandbehänge des Jugendstils, Flensburg 2003, fig. p. 77; E. Schlee: Scherrebeker Bildteppiche, Neumünster 1984, fig. p. 211. - German painter, graphic artist a. Art Nouveau designer. After attending the art schools in Hamburg a. Nuremberg since 1882 E. studied at the Munich academy under A. von Wagner. Since the mid 1890s however he turned his back on academic painted a. distinguishes himself as the leading exponent of a floral Art Nouveau. He worked in Munich for the magazines 'Jugend' a. 'Pan' but kept in touch with Hamburg through J. Brinckmann - director of the arts a. crafts museum - a. through the Scherrebek weaving school. In 1897 he moved to Berlin a. worked as teacher for ornamental graphics at the arts a. crafts museum; in 1989 he was co-founder of the Munich secession. He died prematurely of tuberculosis. - Mus.: Hamburg (Hamburger Kunsthalle, MK&G), Berlin, Darmstadt, Copenhagen, Budapest a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn a. others.

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