Kolman Moser was an Austrian, designer, metal worker and graphic designer. He was born in Vienna.
1889 and 1892 he studied painting and design, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna.
1893-1895 he was a student at Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna in graphic design.
He designed for the Wiener Mode and in 1895 with other artists produced the Allegories set of folio volumes. It was during this time that he met Gustav Klimt.
In 1895, a group of progressive artists including Moser, Josef Hoffman and Joseph Maria Olbrich, formed the Siebner Club. In 1897, the Sezession was formally introduced was formally introduced in Vienna as an autonomous group of artists. It followed the example of the Munich Sezession. Moser organised and designed Sezession exhibitions.
Decorative Graphic Style
His decorative style in graphics at the time showed naturalistic ornamentation on a square grid. From 1901, he developed his characteristic checker pattern, derived from abstract floral patterns rather than a black and white square pattern.
Teaching at the Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie
Professor at the Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie in Vienna and became its Director in 1900. Teaching students to work in a Sezession style, he designed graphics, glass, leather, book covers, metalwork, stained-glass windows, stage sets, ceramics, and toys.
As a graphic designer he produced banknotes, postage stamps, posters and typography. In 1903, he founded the Wiener Werkastätte with Josef Hoffman and backer Fritz Wärndorfer; it was the Austrian equivalent of the Deutscher Werkbund.
Furniture and boxes
His boxes were produced by Georg Adam Scheid and his jewelry by Rozet and Fischmeister of Vienna. He designed silver hollow-ware for the Wiener Werkstätte. Much of his furniture was manufactured by commercial firms, including Caspar Hrazdil and Portois und Fix. His work illustrates the spread of the Mackintosh style.
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