portfolio 9

Rudolf Koppitz
10 gelatin silver prints

Portfolio 1996

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Folk from the Valley of the Mur (Murtaler), after 1930

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

9,4 x 9,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

The little Housewife (Hausmütterchen), n.d.

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

10,4 x 9,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Mother and Child (Mutter und Kind), 1925

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

11,6 x 9,6 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Movement Study (Bewegungsstudie), 1925

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

13,3 x 9,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

In the Bosom of Nature (Im Schoße der Natur), 1923

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

12,4 x 9,5 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Nude (Schmaler Akt), 1929

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

13,7 x 6,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Hungarian Cattle, Banat (Ungarische Ochsen), before 1923

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

9,5 x 11 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Hayharvest in Tirol (Heuernte in Tirol), n.d.

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

9,4 x 9,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936)

Woman from the Puster Valley (Pustertalerin)“,, ca. 1930

gelatin silver print, printed on photo postcard in 1936

10,3 x 9,4 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1996 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

 

Biography
After a photography apprenticeship and his military service, Rudolf Koppitz (Austrian, 1884–1936) began working at the studio of Dora Kallmus (Madame d’Ora) in Vienna in 1912. It was presumably there that he came into contact with the works of Heinrich Kühn and Hugo Henneberg. That same year Koppitz began his studies at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchanstalt in Vienna, becoming the assistant of Heinrich Kessler for his professional photography master class in 1913. Koppitz also had contact with artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and the painter-photographer Anton Trčka. After serving in World War I, Koppitz returned to the “Graphische” and received a professorship in 1918, and became dean of the photography department in 1930. In 1925 Koppitz created his masterpiece, Bewegungsstudie, "Motion Study" in which he photographed dancers from the Vienna State Opera in the highly decorative and symbolist tradition of the Viennese Jugendstil. Henceforth his photographs were shown in numerous international exhibitions and salons in the second half of the 1920s.

The portfolio contains 10 vintage photographs printed by Professor Rudolf Koppitz on photo postcards. It is published in a limited edition of 30 numbered copies. The photographs are blind stamped and labelled.