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Carl Otto Czeschka - Buy or sell works

22 October 1878, Vienna (Austria) – 10 July 1960, Hamburg (Germany)

Carl Otto Czeschka was an Art Nouveau graphic artist and designer from Austria and a close friend of Koloman Moser.

He studied under Christian Griepenkerl at the Vienna University of Applied Arts from 1894 to 1899. From the early days of his career, he enjoyed a close friendship with the artist Koloman Moser, who helped him to a position as teacher of illustration at Wartholz Palace. He was a member of the Vienna Workshops from 1905 to 1908, and continued to produce designs for them after this period. Besides his work as an artist, he also taught at the arts and crafts schools in Vienna and Hamburg. One of his most famous students was Oskar Kokoschka, who continue to admire Czeschka and his extensive oeuvre throughout his life. His principal works include a casket for Franz Joseph I of Austria, the logo for the magazine Die Zeit and his extensive designs for books and calendars.

One of the brooches he designed in 1910 sold at a Dorotheum auction on 31 May 2002 for €18,300.