Croquet by Bruno Paul
Jugend 51 (1896)

Bruno Paul was a German cartoonist, architect and interior designer. Born in Seifhennersdorf, he attended the Saxon Academy of Fine Arts from 1893. He settled in Munich in 1894 and enrolled at the Munich Academy. He worked as an independent illustrator from 1896, contributing to magazine Jugend. Between 1897 and 1906 he contributed weekly cartoons and comic pages to the satirical magazine Simplicissimus.

Paul was a leading figure in the development of the Jugendstil, which he applied in the creation of artistic housewares. He was a member of the Munich Secession and the Berlin Secession as well as one of the co-founders of the German Werkbund. He was head of a leading art school in Berlin, and designed over 2,000 furniture patterns for the Vereinigte Werkstätten. His career ended in 1933 when the Nazi government forced him to resign from his work for the Vereinigte Staatsschulen, the Prussian Academy and architectural projects.

Bonnes Nachtleben by Bruno Paul
Bonnes Nachtleben (Simplicissimus, 2-4-1906)

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