Engelberg – Switzerland, Martin Peikert
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Engelberg – Switzerland

Artist: Martin Peikert
Year: 1952
Size: 101.5 x 64.5 cm / 40 x 25.4″
Price: up to CHF6000 (recommended price)

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The talented Martin Peikert provoked astonishment with his amusing and lively posters for the Swiss tourist resorts. His bold designs made him one of the most popular designers of Swiss travel advertising in the 1940s and 1950s and his posters still appeal to many collectors both in Switzerland and abroad. On his poster promoting winter holidays in Engelberg, Peikert skilfully uses light and shadow and creates a unique composition by framing the snowy Hahnen mountain in the background with the snow-covered gateway of Engelberg Abbey.

Artist: Martin Peikert

Martin Peikert was born in 1901 in Zug and died there in 1975.
He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and worked as an advertising illustrator until he graduated in 1921. In the years 1921 to 1923 he travelled to Stuttgart, Hamburg and Paris. From 1923 he worked in Geneva as a commercial painter and decorator and from 1925 to 1927 he designed the newspaper “Wochenschau” by Orell Füssli AG Zuri... more

Martin Peikert was born in 1901 in Zug and died there in 1975.
He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and worked as an advertising illustrator ...

until he graduated in 1921. In the years 1921 to 1923 he travelled to Stuttgart, Hamburg and Paris. From 1923 he worked in Geneva as a commercial painter and decorator and from 1925 to 1927 he designed the newspaper “Wochenschau” by Orell Füssli AG Zuri... more
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