Fritz Dietl

Vienna 1880 - 1929 Gablonz

Fritz Dietl was born in Vienna in 1880. He studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts under Alfred Roller, Josef Hoffman and Franz Metzner. In the private workshop of the latter, he worked from 1905 to 1907. From 1907 to 1908, Fritz Dietl opened his own atelier for sculpture, interior design and decorative arts, which existed until 1915. Besides, he was professor at the technical advanced education school for gold- and silversmiths, and from 1913 to 1915 assistant at the Viennese School of Arts and Crafts. In 1908, Fritz Dietl took part in the Viennese art exhibit and in the following year, he participated in the international art exhibit in Vienna. He issued a ceramic well and a ceramic relief, produced by the Sommerhuber Company. Moreover, his ceramics, which were executed by the “Wiener Keramik”, were displayed at the winter exhibition of the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry (today’s MAK Vienna). In World War I, Dietl was severely wounded. After his recovery, he was appointed professor at the Stately School for Arts and Crafts in Gablonz in Northern Bohemia (leadership of the workshop and technical drawing for Gürtler).
Fritz Dietl was chairman of the department of jewellery at the Stately School. He created numerous pieces of jewellery as well as vases, floor clocks, bowls, mugs, animal grotesques and much more. Fritz Dietl died in Gablonz in 1929.