Julie Kennedy: From the Black Forest to Munich - Winold Reiss' Artistic Background in Germany until 1913
In this presentation, Julie A. Kennedy traces the course of WInold Reiss's (1886-1953) career in Germany, from his preliminary artistic training with his father, the Black Forest painter and illustrator Fritz Reiss (1857 -1915), to the formative years he spent in Munich, from the winter of 1910 until his departure for New York in the fall of 1913. Based on recent research and richly illustrated with archival materials, the lecture highlights a long neglected, but crucial chapter in Winold Reiss's biography, focusing on the Munich experience as a transition point between the Black Forest idyll of his childhood and the vibrant art scene he found in New York City.
C. Ford Peatross: Winold Reiss's Design Career in New York, 1913-1953
In this presentation, C. Ford Peatross wil explore Winold Reiss's (1886-1953) extensive, vibrant, influential, and highly original design career in America, with particular emphasis on his work in New York City from 1913 until his death in 1953. He will discuss many of the items included in the installation on the lobby and mezzanine spaces of the German Consulate, including original graphic art, design drawings, archival materials, and a spectacular metal screen from the Alamac hotel, ca. 1923. The objects have been chosen as examples of the artist's personal and professional circle and the range of his accomplishments in graphic art, interior and commercial design, advertising, and even metalwork.
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