Eduard KlablenaBucany 1881 - 1933 Langenzersdorf
Eduard Klablena was born in Bučany in Slovakia in 1881. In 1895 he became a student at the studio of the chaser and sculptor Karl Waschmann, and in 1900 he started attending the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts as a guest student. From 1902 to 1910 Klablena mainly lived in Germany, especially in Berlin. He designed models for the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (KPM) Berlin, among other things. In 1910 he returned to Austria and founded his own workshop in Langenzersdorf near Vienna.
As early as 1911-12, he enjoyed success with his ceramic designs at the winter exhibition of the former Austrian Museum for Art and Industry, today’s MAK Vienna, predominately with animal sculptures, though also with ‘fashion ladies’. The successful presentation of his ceramic works at this ‘competitive exhibition’ of Austrian artists culminated in the long-term acceptance of 120 models by the Wiener Werkstätte. In the years to follow, Eduard Klablena distinguished himself with his ceramics at important exhibitions both at home and abroad, above all in Germany, and exported his works all over the world from 1915 onwards. He died in Langenzersdorf in 1933.
Animal Phantasy "Theatre Director" 1915-18 Parrot 1912-18 He-goat 1912 Seated Lady Water Sprite around 1912-13 Baboon around 1911-12 Vase around 1912 Parrot 1912-18
Bowl with Masks around 1925 Water Sprite around 1912-13 Crow 1912-17 Standing Lady with Fur around 1913-14 Crow 1912-17 Cock Pigeon 1912-14 Animal Phantasy "Philosopher" 1912-18 Fashionable Lady around 1913
Lying Rabbit around 1915-20 Vase Vase with Masks 1912/13 Fashionable Lady with Bouquet of Flowers around 1913-14 Vase with Masks Cock Pigeon 1912-14 Fashionable Lady with Parcels 1912-16 Fashionable Lady 1913-14
Two Nudes Mother Monkey Animal Phantasy 1912-18 Parrot 1912/18 Lady in Morning Dress 1913/14 Baboon around 1911-12 Fashion Lady with White Fur around 1913/14