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Koloman Moser

The “artist of a thousand talents”

There was hardly any area of artisan craftwork in which Koloman Moser (1868–1918) did not demonstrate his creative skills. The universal artist created furnishings for entire apartments, as well as textiles, tableware, vases, items of jewelry, exhibition architectures, stage sets, book covers etc. In 1903, he founded the Wiener Werkstätte together with Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) and Fritz Waerndorfer (1868–1939), and thus made a historic contribution to modern design. Born in Vienna, the academically-trained painter began his career as an illustrator. Following the founding of the Vienna Secession, he became the driving force of the association’s central medium, the magazine Ver Sacrum. In 1898, he designed the magazine’s overall graphic concept, and throughout the six years of its publication provided nearly 140 vignettes and other contributions. The commercial artist Moser proved himself to be equally creative with the design of posters, postcards, stamps, banknotes and marbled papers. After leaving the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907, Moser focused once more on painting. Influenced by color theory and his exploration of Ferdinand Hodler’s (1853–1918) oeuvre, he arrived at an expressive Symbolism. The “artist of a thousand talents”, as he was dubbed by Hermann Bahr (1863–1934), features in the Leopold Museum’s collection with works that reflect all the facets of his extensive oeuvre.
View of Rax Mountain
Mountain Ranges
Cloud Study
Wolfgangsee with High Horizon
Leysin (Le Chamossaire)
Marigolds
Study for *Venus in the Grotto*
Villa Schüler on the Semmering
Judith and Holofernes
Flower Piece and Ceramic Pitcher
Basket of Primulas
Female Nude from Behind
Venus in the Grotto
“The Hiker”
Horse Chestnut Blossoms
Venus in the Grotto
Wolfgangsee with Low Horizon
Lovers
Rainy Day
Spring
Armchair for Purkersdorf Sanatorium
Inlaid Wardrobe from the Bedroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Marbled Paper in Blue, Orange and Red
Striding Male Nude
Composition in Black, Ocher and Blue
Composition in Brown and Yellow-Orange (The Little Whale)
Landscape in Black with Cloudy Sky
Cover Design of the First Founders’ Portfolio of *Ver Sacrum* with Allegorical Female Head and the Emblem of the Secession
Bird with Long Neck
Cover of the *Catalog of the Furniture Company Jacob & Josef Kohn*
Initial “H”
Design for the Tomb of Minna Bauer
Female Dancer
November – Trial Proof for *Ver Sacrum*
Trial Proof for a Vignette
Stage Set Design
Dancer. Design for a Metal Relief
Design for *Floating Figures* (Composition with Figures in a Landscape)
Landscape Study
Poster Design for *Ver Sacrum. First Major Art Exhibition* of the Secession
Landscape with Lake
Portrait Drawing of Son Karl (Karolus)
Mountains in Leysin. Study for “Leysin (Le Chamossaire)”
Boy with Shell (Prospectus for “Hausschatz aelterer Kunst”)
Squatting Female Nude
Design for the Emblem of the Union of Austrian Artists, Secession
Mermaid and Satyr, Compositional Study
Five Vignettes for *Ver Sacrum*
Design for a Brooch
Design for a Pendant
Huddled Female Nude (Study for a Vignette)
Design for Two Pins
Seated Female Nude. Study for the Painting “Three Crouching Women”
Design for the Apse Mosaic of the “Am Steinhof” Church
Design for an Allegorical Figure
Studies
Allegory of Painting (Design for a Title Vignette of the “Albertina Master Drawing” Portfolio)
Marbled Paper in Gray, Yellow and Pink
Marbled Paper in Yellow and Blue-Gray
Stage Set Design
Stage Set Design
Stage Set Design
Design for a Fabric
Ornamental Design with the Secession Emblem. Preliminary Drawing for a Decorative Illustration in *Ver Sacrum*
Draft for Vignettes for *Ver Sacrum*
Design of a Decorative Detail
Sketch for a Bedroom Wall Decoration for the Stonborough Apartment in Berlin
Design for a Floor
Decorative Designs
Sketch for the Painting “The Hiker”
Reclining Male Nude
Studies on a Female Dancer
Nude Woman Getting Ready
Portrait Study for *Venus in the Grotto*
Elderly Woman, Lowering her Head onto her Hands, Half-figure
Veiled Figure
Figure Study for "Walther von der Vogelweide"
Figure Study for “Venus in the Grotto”
Sketch for a Basin Held by Three Figures
Old Woman, Her Head Bowed into Her Arms, Full-Length Depiction
Figure Study for “Mermaid”
Sketch for the Allegory of Painting (Draft for the Title Vignette of the Portfolio *Meisterzeichnungen aus der Albertina*)
Designs for Four Different Clocks
Design for a Glass Window in the Savings Bank of Trieste
Design for the State Printing House Room at the *Imperial Austrian Exhibition* in London
Design for a Wall Composition
Design for a Wall Element in Yellow and Blue
Design for a Wall
Male Nude Study
Portrait of a Woman
Marbled Paper in Gray and Yellow
Silver Saucer with Lapis Lazuli
Pendant for Children (Mouse)
Small Brooch
Display Cabinet from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Oval Mirror from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Table, Model No. 418/T
Green-White Luster Vase with Small Protrusions
Fish Plate
Coffeepot, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Vase
Luster Vase
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
Luster Vase *Phenomenon* Genre 358 Decoration
High-Backed Black Easy Chair with Blue Leather
Armchair
Armchair
Four Glasses, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100 (red, yellow, dark green and linden green)
Two Wine Glasses, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Beer glass from the "Meteor" dinner service no. 100
Cherry Glass, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Champagne Flute, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Wine Glass
Wine glass with green foot
Two White Wine Glasses, from Dinnerware “Meteor” No. 100
White Wine Glass
Hanging Lamp from Kolo Moser’s Apartment in Vienna’s 3rd District, Landstraßer Hauptstr. 138
Water Carafe from Dinnerware “Meteor” No. 100
Two Red Wine Glasses, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Cognac Glass from a Five-Part Table Service (for White Wine and Cognac), “Meteor” No. 100
Water Glass from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Bench from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Bud Vase; Model No. M 1619
Centrepiece
Brooch
Two Lattice Vases
Hatpin
Chair
Chair
Lattice Basket
Design for the Angel Window in the Otto Wagner Church at Steinhof
Poster Stamp for the *Postwertzeichenausstellung* (“International Philatelic Exhibition”)
Small Fruit Basket
Breadbasket
Part of a Writing Set, Sponge Bowl
Fruit Plate
Left-hand piece of furniture from the three-piece wardrobe ensemble for the toilet room in the Eisler apartment by Terramare
Candy Box
Armchair
Armchair from the Breakfast Room of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Lamp with Glass Rods from the Fashion Salon “Schwestern Flöge”
Parlor Cabinet
Armchair
Ewer from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
High glass from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Hight glass from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Sherry-Pitcher
Stencil Print for the Cover Design of the First Founders’ Portfolio of *Ver Sacrum* with the Emblem of the Secession
Fabric Design “The Awakening of Blossoms”, Design No. 3907
Iris, illustration for a poem by Arno Holz, original design drawing for *Ver Sacrum*, 1st year, no. 11, p. 2
Figure Study for Saint John
Vase, “Stripes and Spots” Decoration on Salmon Iridescent Glass
Ball Souvenir, Concordia Ball 1909 (cover designed by Josef Hoffmann, marbled paper designed by Koloman Moser)
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Empress Maria Theresia, 2 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Josef II., 3 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Josef I., 5 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Franz Joseph I. 1878, 10 Heller, used for 35 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Josef I., 25 Heller, Applied Towards the Values 5, 10 and 25 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz I. (II.), 30 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Ferdinand I., 35 Heller, applied for 20 Heller Value
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Joseph I. in Coronation Regalia, 1 Krone
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Franz Josef I. in Constable Uniform, 50 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Josef I. on Horseback, 60 Heller
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: View of Hofburg, Vienna
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Schönbrunn Palace, 5 Kronen, applied for 2 Kronen Value
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Franz Josef I., 10 Kronen
Design for the Jubilee Correspondence Card (Vienna Edition)
Design for the Jubilee Postcard – Prague Edition
Design for Postal Stationary (Not Issued)
Postage Stamp Design, Emperor Karl I (Not Accepted), Reworked Center
Trial Proof *Loneliness*
Lattice Vase
Standing Woman in a Long Robe from the Side
Sketch for the Front Facade of the Vienna Secession
White Wine Glass from a Five-Part Table Service (for White Wine and Cognac), “Meteor” No. 100
White Wine Glass from a Five-Part Table Service (for White Wine and Cognac), “Meteor” No. 100
White Wine Glass from a Five-Part Table Service (for White Wine and Cognac), “Meteor” No. 100
Cognac Glass from a Five-Part Table Service (for White Wine and Cognac), “Meteor” No. 100
Red Wine Glass
Champagne Glass
Port Wine Glass
Original Design for the Austrian Jubilee Postal Stamp: Emperor Leopold II
Original Draft for the 1915 Charity Stamp, Mortar (Artillery)
Printing Sheet for the Jubilee Correspondence Card (Vienna Edition)
Imperial Royal Field Postcard, 10 Heller
Original Frame Drawing, Imperial Royal Austro-Hungarian Field Postcard, 10 Heller
Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, 15 Heller with an Original 25 Heller Stamp
Original Sketch, Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, 15/25 Heller
Original Sketch of the Coat of Arms of the Principality of Liechtenstein, 3 Heller
Original Sketch of the Coat of Arms of the Principality of Liechtenstein
*Ver Sacrum* Girl’s Head
Butterfly Girl for Ver Sacrum
Illustration for a Poem by Arno Holz, Original Design Drawing for *Ver Sacrum*, 1st Year, no. 11, p. 3
Fabric Design “Flowers”
Chair from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Chair from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Chair from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Chair from the Parlor Furnishings for Hellmann
Rose Signet, Endpaper in Yellow Version
Signet of the Wiener Werkstätte
Rose Signet of the Wiener Werkstätte
Rose Signet of the Wiener Werkstätte
Necklace, acquired by Gustav Klimt for Emilie Flöge
Ink Well
Quill Pen Cleaner
Paperweight
Poster for the *5th Exhibition of the Vienna Secession*
Sliding Table for the Lady’s Boudoir of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Armchair for the Lady’s Boudoir of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Armchair for the Lady’s Boudoir of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Flower Stand
Armchair from the Livingroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
High-Backed Armchair from the Livingroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Table from the Livingroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Poster “Frommes Kalender”
Poster "Read"
Muff necklace, gift of Gustav Klimt to Emilie Flöge
Belt Buckle
Bud Vase
Small Candy Basket
Jardinière
Cup
Tea Caddy with Lid
Jardinière
Vase
Vase
Box
Sofa from the Livingroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
High Liqueur Glass
High Liqueur Glass
Wine Glass
Glass from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Hatpin
Liqueur Glass with Yellow Base
Vase
Vase
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
High-Stemmed Liqueur Glass
Liqueur Glass with Green Base
Liqueur Glass with Purple Base
Table for the Berlin apartment of Jerome Stonborough and Margarete Stonborough-Wittgenstein
Hatpin
Hatpin
Teapot, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Milk jug, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Sugar bowl, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Cup, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucers, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Cup, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Cup, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Wine glass with violett foot
Cup, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Cup, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Saucer, Tondi 10-Part Coffee and Tea Service
Middle unit of the three-piece wardrobe ensemble for the toilet room in the Eisler apartment by Terramare
Right-hand piece of furniture from the three-piece wardrobe ensemble for the toilet room in the Eisler apartment by Terramare
Beer glass from the "Meteor" dinner service no. 100
Wine Glass, from the Table Service “Meteor” No. 100
Postcard
Postcard
Postcard
Postage Stamp Design, Crown Prince Otto (Not Accepted), 3 Heller
Postage Stamp Design, Empress Zita (Not Accepted), 4 Crowns
Book Cover: Geschichten aus den Winkelgassen
Book cover: Edith Gräfin Salburg, Was die Wirklichkeit erzählt. Golgatha, second book, Leipzig 1900