Decorative Artby Ludwig Hohlwein
Richard Strauss Munich Opera Poster
Munich's Native Son Richard Strauss Festival. With actress Zdenka Fassbender in her premier performance of Elektra.In 1910, Munich honored its native son and maverick composer and conductor, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) with a week long festival whose poster was designed by Hohlwein. The woman depicted is probably Munichs own Zdenka Fassbender who made a name for herself in the premier performance of Elektra held in 1909 in Dresden. Its one of Hohlweins finest designs--and that makes it a poster masterpiece.