Vintage German Posters | The Knight of the Rose | Richard Linder

“Der Rosenkavalier” (The Knight of the Rose or The Rose-Bearer), is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss. It is loosely adapted from Louvet de Couvrai´s novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas and Moliere´s  comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed in Dresden in 1911 under the direction of Max Reinhardt.  The poster artist Richard Lindner was born in Hamburg, Germany. Lindner grew up and studied at the Kumstgewerbesschule (Art and Crafts School, now the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg). From 1924 to 1927, he lived in Munich and began studies there at Kumstakademie in 1925. He remained in Munich until 1933, when he was forced to flee to Paris. In Paris, Lindner became politically engaged, sought contact with French artists, and earned his living as a commercial artist. He was interned when World War II broke out, and later served in the French Army. In 1941, Lindner moved to New York City and worked as an illustrator of books and magazines. There he made contact with New York artists and German emigrants such as Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich and Saul Steinberg. In 1948, Lindner became an American citizen. In 1952, Lindner started teaching at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1957, Lindner received the William and Norma Copley Foundation Award. In 1965, he became a guest professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. His paintings at this time explored the sexual symbolism of advertising and the definition of gender roles in the media. In 1967, Lindner moved to Yale University School of Art and Architecture in Connecticut. He passed away in 1978.


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