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Powolny / Schleiß

This parrot is a ceramic work by Michael Powolny or Emilie Schleiß-Simandl.

About the artists:
Michael Powolny
* 18.09.1871 Judenburg/Steiermark
+ 04.01.1954 Vienna

The ceramic works of Powolny have become a trademark of the Wiener Werkstätte. After a Hafner teaching degree study at the College Znaim and at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1894 to 1906, teached by Metzger and others. With Loeffler he founded the Viennese Ceramics in 1906, whose products were distributed by the Wiener Werkstätte. The two artists have been got to be the protagonists of the “playful” Viennese ceramic style of elegance. Besides “lattice works” in the typical black and white of the Wiener Werkstätte richly colored figurative creations. Participation in all eminent exhibitions of the Wiener Werkstätte. Member of the Austrian and German Werkbund. 1909 Michael Powolny built on a special course for ceramics at the School of Art, where he had a teaching position until 1936.

Emilie Schleiß-Simandl
* 27.01.1880 Rothenburg/Mähren
+ 02.05.1962 Gmunden

Student inter alia at Metzner and Moser at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna. For the Wiener Werkstätte, she created the façade sculptures and wooden figures of the Palais Stoclet. Participate in the art show 1908th Emilie Simandl married Franz Schleiss, together they founded in 1909 the “Artistic workshop Franz and Emilie Schleiss”, with the participation of many artists worked in the summer months and in the Emilie Schleiss-Simandl created numerous ceramics, pottery from 1912 for the “United Vienna and Gmunden “. It emerged mainly numerous traditional figures (Gold Hood crinoline, etc.), but other figural models. In 1933 she took part in the exhibition “The beautiful” wall “at the Austrian Museum of Ceramic Tile with” Mother, “the bathers (original ceramic) and a Madonna with child head.
(Source Biographies: “Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932”, Gabriele Fahr-Becker, Taschen-Verlag)

  • Künstler/in:  Powolny or Schleiß
  • Entstehung:  about 1910 - 1920
  • Angebotsstatus:  AVAILABLE

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