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Greta-Lisa Jaderholm Snellman 1894-1973
Jaderholm studied at the School of Industrial Art in Helsinki and subsequently continued her education on trips to Sweden, England, and France. While she created illustrations, she was primarily a ceramist and made two extended trips to Paris to perfect her craft. She produced fine pieces in the Art Deco style for Arabia and latter did work for the Riihimaki glassworks. She also illustrated a number of postcards between 1910 and 1930 drawn in a flat graphic style and often humorous in nature.
Georg Jahn 1869-1941
Although most of JahnÕs family worked at the local porcelain factory, he went on to study art at the Dresden Academy. He became a member of the Dresden Secession, and he also exhibited in Berlin. He worked as a painter, etcher, and illustrator, and is best known for his portraits and images of children. While Jahn’s style was generally academic, some of his graphic work displayed expressive line work. During World War One he provided illustrations for Red Cross charity postcards.
Ivy Millicent James 1879-1965
Though trained as an illustrator in London, James settled down in Weston-super-Mare. She began producing designs for Christmas cards in 1901, and by 1907 she was illustrating postcards for a number of publishers. Most of her work revolved around children who were often paired with Dutch themes.
Angelo Jank 1868-1940
Angelo was the son of the painter Christian Jank, He studied at the Munich Academy where he latter taught. He began exhibiting with the Munich Secession in 1896 and joined Die Scholle in 1899. He was primarily a painter and muralist but he did commercial and work and contributed illustrations to the magazines Jugend and Simplicissmus. Jank painted loosely in a fairly traditional manner, but his graphic work had no consistent style. Though influenced by Jungendstil and the Symbolists his main interest seemed to lay in rendering equestrian scenes. Between 1898 and 1910 he produced a number of postcards, mostly based on his illustrations and poster designs. He also produced many cards with military themes during the First World War. While some of these cards reproduce his paintings, others were made in an original graphic style.
Urban Janke 1887-1915
Janke first studied glass design at a local trade school then went on to study at the Vienna School of Applied Arts between 1903 and 1908. In addition to his glass and textile designs he worked in the graphic arts for the magazine Erdgeist, the Cabaret Fledermaus, and produced postcards for the Wiener Werkstätte. He was killed on the Eastern Front during World War One.
Karoly Jozsa 1872-1929
Jozsa studied at the Vienna and Munich Academies and at the Julian Academy in Paris. After settling in Munich he worked in a variety of mediums including oil painting, pastel, and woodblock. He also worked as an illustrator and created designs for postcards. His rather ordinary work seems to show a number of influences but his Art Nouveau postcards are the most distinct displaying a resemblance to Kirchner. Jozsa would eventually move his studio to Budapest.
Moriz Jung 1885-1915
Jung was primarily a graphic artist and glass designer who studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. He produced calendars, prints, programs and posters for the cabaret Fledermaus, and 70 postcards for the Wiener Werkstatte. He also exhibited with the Vienna Secession. Jung was killed during World War One.
Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel 1881-1965
Jungnickel studied art in both Munich and Vienna, and settled down in Vienna after leaving the Academy in 1907. He worked as a painter, Illustrator, and designer of graphics, fabrics, tapestries, and glass. Some of his graphics were used by the cabaret Fledermaus, and he designed postcards in pochoir for the Wiener Werkstatte. His many images of animals and fanciful insects were highly influenced by Austrian expressionism. In 1939 Jungnickel was declared a degenerate artist by the Nazis who had come into power, and he fled to Yugoslavia, often residing in Split. He would not return to Austria until 1952.
Herman Junker 1867-1928
Junker was primarily a painter whose fresh and airy watercolors were used to illustrate postcards.