Eugen Osswald

Above are all the pages of Osswald's illustrated board book, Ball der Tiere , published by Josef Scholz, Mainz undated, my copy inscribed 1918, paper on board, and part of Scholz's Künstler-Bilderbuche series. His illustrations are in the best tradition of Vienna Secessionstil - rich colours, well drawn and elegant black outline and stylised vegetation.; each board 22 x 31cms.

I show some details to demonstrate Osswald's extraordinary control of outline, colour and composition.
This site is being developed with the help of Richard Osswald of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania who is himself an artist and great nephew of Eugen Osswald. I apologise the site had gone quiet after being closed down, but I'm back...