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Kirchner, Raphael (1876-1917)
(update January 18th 2016)

Dr. Hugo H. van der Molen - Wederikweg 114 - 9753 AE Haren, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)50 534 8795; email: [email protected]

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Raphael Kirchner E12 2-4

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Demi Vierge, par Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917)

circulated in 1901; see back side (one corner is thin, but not affecting the picture at all)
print in gold and in relief: the gold rose in the hair is printed upon.

orderno.: Kirchner 1

price: €100,-


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Kirchner: Demi Vierge picture post card

Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917): Enfants de la Mer

posted in 1905 in The Netherlands; see back side
gelopen in 1905 met poststempel Klaaswaal, zie achterkant

Condition: no plies, a little soiled (iets smoezelig)

orderno.: Kirchner-2

price: € 100,-

Raphael Kirchner: Enfants de la Mer, prentbriefkaart

Raphael Kirchner

Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917) was an Austrian illustrator who's work focussed mainly, but not only, on picture post cards. At the age of 24, around the turn of the century, he had already reached fame for his fantastic colourful Jugendstil post cards in which elegant women were a central theme. Later his erotic 'pin up' sketches proved popular during the First World War not only among his compatriots but also among British and French servicemen.

Kirchner was born in Vienna in 1876 and attended the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in the city.  The turn of the century brought Kirchner to Paris where he remained until the outbreak of war in August 1914 when he moved to the U.S.

He produced in excess of 1,000 postcards during his short lifetime.  His "Geisha" series was particular successful, being reprinted four times to produce a total of 40,000 copies. He died on 2 August 1917 in New York.

Click here for a website with a large collection of Kirchner's picture postcard work

Click here and here for a number of large pictures of his picture post cards

Click here for Google picture results for "Raphael Kirchner"

Click here to browse a selection of Kirchner's wartime work.


The ultimate website on Kirchner's picture postcards is by Antonio and Pia Dell'Aquila

picture postcards by Raphael Kirchner

During his lifetime Raphael Kirchner was one of the most prolific illustrators of picture postcards. To date nearly eight hundred postcards of diverse subjects designed by him have been discovered. In the three periods in which we have subdivided the whole production of Kirchner's postcards, we have also individuated homogeneous groups, separating, above all, the signed sets from those unsigned.

The book
Raphael Kirchner and his Postcards
is published by
Mario Adda Editore - Bari, Italy

229 pages (more than 100 in full colour) with a full picture catalogue of most of his ca. 800 post cards. A delight for the eye !

Kirchner picture postcard book

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