About this poster
This poster lithograph was created at a time when St. Moritz had already established itself as one of the most popular winter sports and health resorts in Switzerland. In a style influenced by Ferdinand Hodler with strong colours and clear contours, Wilhelm Burger masterfully conveys the majestic stillness of the Engadine mountain landscape. A rarity from 1912.
Artist: 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 beautifu... more
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 acad ...
- Poster No.: 55
- Brand:Engadin, Graubünden - Grisons, CH
- Printer: H.J. Burger & Sohn Zürich
- Size: 73 x 97 cm / 28.7 x 38.2″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture completely preserved. Wrinkles and tears possible. Fairly good. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
- Publications:Graubünden im Plakat - Tourismuswerbung 1890 bis heute
Les Images d‘un rève - Deux siècles d‘affiches patriotiques suisses
Meister der Plakatkunst - Ausstellung im Rahmen der Juni-Festwochen Zürich 31. Mai bis 19. Juli 1959.
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich - Poster Collection 21 - Paradies Schweiz
Swiss Posters from Historism to Computer Design - Basel Poster Collection