Walser, Karl

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Walser, Karl Gender: M
born on 8 April 1877 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Bienne, Switzerland, 47n10, 7e12
Timezone LST m7e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°38 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 03°01'

Karl Walser


Swiss painter, printmaker, illustrator and theatre designer. He studied with a decorative painter in Stuttgart and briefly at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Strasbourg (1902), though he was chiefly self-taught through study trips to Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Japan, which impressed him deeply. His freely brushed, figurative style and preoccupation with such Symbolist artists as Ferdinand Hodler and Arnold Böcklin allied him with the avant-garde of his day. He was a member of the Berlin Secession, and the connections he made through the group, together with the acknowledged clarity of his stylish book illustrations, won him many commissions. In a prolific career he also produced costume and stage designs, wall frescoes and numerous prints. Later paintings showed his admiration for the flat, all-over colour planes of Cézanne. He was the brother of the writer Robert Walser (1878–1956) and illustrated a number of his books, for example Seeland (1919); in this the etchings are characterized by broad cross-hatching and fluid, wiry outlines.

He died 28 September 1943.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Barbault who quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist