Loetz Gustav Gurschner (Austria 1873-1970) Floor Lamp

Winning Bid: $12,200

Gustav Gurschner (Austria 1873-1970) An Austrian Art Nouveau gilt bronze and glass telescopic floor lamp, designed by Gustav Gurschner. Lamp features a blue iridized oil spot Loetz glass shaft and dome base. Further decorated with gilt bronze Art Nouveau floral and figural decoration throughout. Complete with a Loetz decorated iridized mushroom form shade. Fitted with three bulb outlets and wired dimmer. Artist Bio: Gustav Gurschner was a German-born Austrian sculptor whose work combined of Art Nouveau and Wiener Werkstätte aesthetics to create lamps, ashtrays, door knobs, and other functional objects. Featuring the swooping, organic lines typical to the Art Nouveau movement, his objects are distinctly ornate and decorative, as seen in his large Figural Bronze Lamp of a woman carrying a lantern. Born on September 28, 1873 in Mühldorf, Germany, Gurschner went on to study at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1888. He developed an interest in Art Nouveau after visiting Paris in 1897, and later exhibited with the Vienna Secession—a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists—which included the artists and designers Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser. Today, Gurschner’s works can be found in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Petit Palais in Paris. He died on August 2, 1970 in Vienna, Austria. Gurschner studied under August Kühne and Otto König at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and under Valgrin in Paris. He married the writer Alice Pollak in 1897. In 1898, he participated in the inaugural exposition of the Vienna Secession. From 1904 to 1908, he was part of the Hagenbund, a group of like-minded Austrian artists. CIRCA: Early 20th Ct. ORIGIN: Austria DIMENSIONS: H: 63″ x D: 13″ Diameter of Base: 16″