Otto PrutscherVienna 1880 - 1949 Vienna
Otto Prutscher was born in Vienna in 1880. After an apprenticeship as carpenter, he began to study drawing and painting under Franz von Matsch at the School for Applied Arts in Vienna but his change to the architecture class of Josef Hoffmann in 1899 set the direction for his later career. In the circle of Hoffmann’s enthusiastic students he began to center his designs for his first objects of applied art around the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk (“total art work”) already during the period of his studies. Alongside his work as an architect, Otto Prutscher made a name for himself above all as a designer in different areas: thus, he designed furniture, ceramics, glassware, textiles, metal and silverware, jewelry and leatherwork with equal success. Up until the First World War he became a leading figure – alongside Josef Hoffmann – of the modern design movement in Vienna by incorporating a number of important positions such as professor at the School for Applied Arts. He is regarded today as one of the most versatile and important artists of the Vienna Jugendstil and the Wiener Werkstätte.
Table and Four Chairs 1914 Candlestick around 1925 Table 1914 Small Table with Bar Cabinet and Mirrored Table Top 1922
Table 1914 Rare Floor Vase with Flowers, Butterflies and Birds around 1915-20 Wallpaper Design "Odessa" around 1909-10 Table, Three Chairs and Stool around 1911
Four Armchairs around 1914 Table 1914 Table 1914 Desk design around 1914
Three Goblets around 1907 Goblet around 1909 Flowerpot around 1920 Six Goblets 1907-1910