Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Deutsch Nationale Kunst-Ausstellung Düsseldorf 1902

Düsseldorf: Verlag der Dt. Nat. Kunstausstellung, 1902. First edition. Loose leaf. Oblong Quarto. 35 original silver gelatin prints. Original brown leather portfolio with gilt emblem and gilt lettering on gilt-framed cover. Red silk inside front cover and portfolio flaps. The bottom flap gilt-stamped Otto Renard, Paul Adam Buchbinderei, Düsseldorf.

Album of thirty-five original photographs (9 3/4 x 11 1/4") by court photographer Otto Renard that document National Art exhibtion of 1902 by room. The photographs include a exterior panorama view of the newly built Art Palace, its courtyard, an interior view of the dome, the large gallery, the large hall and various galleries with work of artist groups and art organizations, e.g. Kunstgenossenschaft Berlin, Secession Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf (6), Munich, Luitpold Group Munich, Secession Munich, Art Association Rhineland and Westfalia, Art Alliance "Hagen" from Vienna (2), Art Collective Vienna, Secession Vienna, recreation room Secession Vienna, the Van der Velde room, the art historian gallery (5), old Japanese art. The exhibition includes paintings, furniture, sculpture and statuettes, and a variety of interiors. The Art Palace was built for the 1902 Industry and Craft Exhibition for the Rhineland, Westfalia and neighboring districts.

The building of the Kunstpalast was in large part due to the efforts of Fritz Roeber, director of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, the painter Georg Oeder and the art historian Paul Clement in the late 1800s, who were able to convince Heinrich Lueg, director of the association for commerce, that the time for another great art and commerce exhibition had come. The goal was the establishment of a new, permanent venture for art exhibitions that was to become the center of the arts in the Rhinelands and Westfalia. Lueg took the lead and started the planing for the Kunstpalast already in 1898. The goal was to exhibit the development of the past 20 years in a formidable gallery and the 1900 Paris World exhibition was the model for the undertaking. Despite the fact that some of the planned buildings were not ready by the opening of the two exhibitions, it opened on May 1st and closed on October 20th, 1902, the exhibitions became a huge success. Two OCLC entries.

Text in German. Portfolio with light wear, one inch closed tear at top right of portfolio cover. Some light worm damage in silk of inside front cover and right flap. Few plates with minor damage at edges and lightly age-toned in margins. Images fine. Very good+ to fine condition. Item #52612

Otto Renard (1855-1943) was known for his documentation of art exhibitions, among them the 1902 art and commerce exhibition in 1902. The distinction "Hof Fotograf (Court photographer)" he earned while working at the court of Zar Nikolaus II. Renard returned to Germany after the turn of the century to open photo-studios in Düsseldorf and Aachen. He became wealthy due to his invention of a photo-paper, moved to Berlin and then to Darmstadt.

Price: $4,750.00

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