Josef Maria Olbrich, born in Troppau, was an Austrian artist, architect and designer who worked in Vienna and Darmstadt.
From 1882, under Camillo Sitte, he studied at the Staatsgewrbeschule, Vienna. In 1890, he studied at the Akademie der bildenden under Carl von Hasenauer.
In 1897, along with Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, Olbrich became a founding member of the Vienna Secession. He planned the 1897-98 Exhibition Hall with Gustave Klimt.
In 1899, Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse-Darmstadt entered the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony. Here, at the Mathildenhöhe Complex and the Grand Duke’s House at the 1901 Exhibition, he was responsible for a portion of the Art Nouveau architecture and decoration. He became a founder member of the Deutscher Werkbund in 1907.
The buildings of Olbrich at Darmstadt exerted and inspired later architecture in some way he anticipated Expressionism.
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Vienna c. 1898/99, seat and back rest with original brown leather cover with embossed stripes, brass knobs, traces of use, height 89.5 cm, width 57 cm, (B). Lit.: Olbrich used this chair in the Friedmann Villa in Vienna in 1899, see Ideen von Olbrich, Leipzig 1900, p.
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Joseph Maria Olbrich A set of four chairs, ca. 1900 99 x 45 x 49 cm. (39 x 17.7 x 19.3 in.) close Artist: Title: , ca. 1900 Medium: solid beech and laminated wood, leather Size: 99 x 45 x 49 cm. (39 x 17.7 x 19.3 in.)
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