(Austria, Vienna, 1898-1987)
Enamel on copper
Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Educational Purchase Fund 1930.285
The movement and color of animals fascinated early modern designers interested in kinetic form and patterns of decoration.
In the 1920s the Vienna Workshop (Wiener Werkstätte) promoted the work of prominent toy designers as serious expressions of art to be studied alongside other artistic genres such as painting and sculpture admired by adults. Artisans like Karl Hagenauer and Reinhold Duschka, working in Vienna during the years before the First World War, embraced the concept that within every child is an artist and in every artist there is a child. This idea conveyed a sense of liberation from the strictures of formality and tradition. The colorful compositions and sense of whimsy in their designs for children, such as this Wire Hair Fox Terrier, reflected Viennese decorative art in general between the wars.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.