Wilhelm Friedrich Burger

Wilhelm Friedrich Burger was born in Zurich in 1882. He apprenticed as a lithographer and then studied at the Zurich school of arts and crafts and at the academy in Karlsruhe. In the first decade of the 20th century he worked as a graphic designer in London, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. In 1913 he settled in Rüschlikon on Lake Zurich. Burger was a specialist for landscape posters and famous for his beautiful mountain landscapes rendered in a clear, delicate style.

Posters by Wilhelm Friedrich Burger