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of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

May 22, 2017

May 22, 1876

Julius Klinger (May 22, 1876 to sometime after June, 1942) was an Austrian artist. A recent reevaluation cited " Klinger’s knack for infusing beautiful imagery with wit and an astute marketing sensibility. "

I think we see all that in this graphic of his from 1922.

Julius Klinger ... a master of “Reklamekunst” in his time, was born near Vienna to a Jewish family and established his reputation as a prominent graphic artist, illustrator, typographer and prolific writer closely associated with the Vienna Secession art movement and Jugendstil, the German derivation of Art Nouveau. Working in Austria, Germany, and briefly the United States, Klinger helped create or modernize the image and identities of countless clients, ranging from theaters and cabarets, art manufacturers and commercial companies to public agencies.

You can see more examples of his artistry here, our citation for the quote above. And here, where there is more biography and examples of his work. His fate is what one might have assumed given that dark time.

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