Skip to content

Reunion. Design for a wallpaper, c. 1920

Leopold Museum,
Gouache on tracing paper
99.4×51.7 cm


  • Maria Likarz-Strauss

    (Przemyśl 1893–1971 Rome)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Born in the Polish city of Przemyśl, Maria Likarz-Strauss (1893–1971) studied architecture from 1911 at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts under Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), ornamental design under Franz Čižek (1865–1946), textile design under Rosalia Rothansl (1870–1945) and enamel work under Adele von Stark (1859–1923). From 1916, Likarz-Strauss taught at the University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany, before returning to Vienna in 1920 to work for the Wiener Werkstätte. Likarz-Strauss is considered one of the most versatile artists, who designed toys, pearl and leather works, enamel objects, fashion, glass and ceramic products, as well as wallpaper patterns. The pattern “Reunion“, created in 1924, illustrates the broad stylistic spectrum of her works. The floral, fancifully stylized elements with their harmonious colors and seemingly endless repetitions, are reminiscent of the works of Dagobert Peche (1887–1923) who worked for the Wiener Werkstätte from 1915.

Object data

  • Maria Likarz-Strauss
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Reunion. Design for a wallpaper
c. 1920
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau
Graphic work
Gouache on tracing paper
99.4×51.7 cm
Designated upper right: Wiedersehen Entwurf: Likarz
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 694
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

If you have further information on this object, please contact us.


Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

For provenance related information, please contact us.