Richard Lindner 1978 “Der Rosenkavalier” Met Opera Poster
A 1978 Der Rosenkavalier Metropolitan Opera poster designed by the German-American artist Richard Lindner (1901-1978). A pale figure with long brown hair looks to the left of the scene, a slight smile on their face. They wear a colorful collared shirt and a purple and green flower floats above their hair. Displayed in a brown frame.
Richard Lindner was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1901. Lindner studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Arts and Crafts School), now the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in Germany. He worked as an art director until the outbreak of World War II, when he was forced to flee to Paris. In 1941, Lindner moved to the United States and worked in New York City as an illustrator. In New York, he worked with artists and German emigrants such as Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and Saul Steinberg. In 1952, Lindner started teaching at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. In 1965, he became a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. His paintings often used the sexual symbolism of advertising and investigated gender roles.
25.5” x 37.75” x 1.25” (frame); 23.5” x 35.5” (image).
Some scratches and scuffs to the frame.
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