About this poster
This fine collectible poster by Walther Koch promotes winter sport in the Swiss canton of the Grisons. The artist here depicts a subject he is very familiar with. Throughout his career, Koch designed similar posters showing different winter sport scenes. At the time, skiing make it possible to visit the mountains that were often dangerous and inaccessible to climb. Posters therefore often showed skiers stopping and admiring the magnificent scenery, as Walther Koch did in this masterpiece designed in 1907.
Artist: Walther Koch
German-born Walther Koch moved to Davos in 1898 because of a respiratory condition. Here he received many commissions for travel posters and also worked as a landscape painter. His style was strongly influenced by Ferdinand Hodler and Emil Cardinaux. Koch created some of the most expressive Grisons travel posters of the early 20th century.
German-born Walther Koch moved to Davos in 1898 because of a respiratory condition. Here he received many commissions for travel posters and also worked as a ...
- Poster No.: 16
- Company: Verkehrsverein Graubünden, CH
- Brand:GRAUBÜNDEN - GRISONS
- Printer: Gebr. Fretz AG, Zürich
- Size: 100 x 71 cm / 39.4 x 28″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
- Publications:A Century of Swiss Winter Sports Posters
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