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Emil CARDINAUX

(1877 – 1936)

Emil Cardinaux, born in Bern in 1877, is one of the most important founders of the art of posters in Switzerland. After studying fine art in Munich, Cardinaux moved permanently in Switzerland and worked as a landscape painter.
In 1908, the Swiss government commissioned him a poster to promote the Matterhorn and the Zermatt ski area. It marks a turning point in the young illustrator's career. With this poster, Emil Cardinaux created the first "modern" tourism poster. Inspired by Ferdinand Hodler's paintings, he removed any realistic details from the tourist posters and created a new, simpler and more powerful language. The image is reduced to its simplest expression. The subtle colours and the exceptional quality of the lithographic printing celebrate this important Swiss symbol. This poster has made him internationally known and influenced many Swiss artists.
In addition to the Swiss tourist posters, Emil Cardinaux collaborated among others for the shoe brand "Bally" (1920), the chocolates "Villars" and "Tobler" (Toblerone).

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Zweisimmen, III Internationales Alpines Ski-Rennen, Ski-Club Bern

1905

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Chocolat de Villars, Fribourg

1905

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IIème course de ski à Zweisimmen, Ski-Rennen

1906

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Bern, Schweiz Switzerland Suisse

1906

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Bern, Schweiz Switzerland Suisse

1906

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Schützen Fest Laupen

1907

CHF 1430.–

Zermatt poster without the text

1908

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Zermatt, Matterhorn 4505m Schweiz.

1908

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Sommer in Graubünden, Schweiz

1909

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Coupe Gordon Bennett

1909

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Coupe Gordon Benett, Courses internationales de Ballons, Zurich

1909

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Jungfrau-Bahn

1910

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Jungfrau-Bahn, Berner Oberland Schweiz

1910

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Zermatt, Matterhorn Cervin

circa 1910

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Matterhorn

circa 1910

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Maskenball, Zürich

1911

CHF 2870.–

Gothard, Schweiz, SBB

1914

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Rhaetian Railway, Grisons, Castle of Tarasp

1914

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Cigarettes Orientales Salomé

1914

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Rhätische Bahn, Graubünden Schweiz

1914

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Swiss National exhibition, Berne, 1914

1914

CHF 970.–

Exposition Nationale Suisse, Berne

1914

CHF 1900.–

Berna Kraftwagen

1914

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Haase Conserven Rorschach.

1914

CHF 1620.–

Matterhorn

circa 1915

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Bei Kandersteg, Berner Oberland

1916

CHF 2360.–

Teppishhaus Schuster & Co, St.Gallen & Zürich

1916

CHF 2650.–

Rhätische Bahn, Graubünden Schweiz, Silsersee Oberengadin

1916

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Chemin de Fer Rhétique, Lac de Sils Haute-Engadine, Grisons Suisse

1916

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Automobiles Martini

1916

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St. Moritz

1918

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Davos

1918

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Kinder Jacken, B. Fehlbaum Bern

1919

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Oui pour la Société des Nations

1920

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St Moritz, Palace Hotel

1920

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St Moritz, Palace Hotel

1920

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St Moritz, Palace Hotel

1920

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Oui pour la Société des Nations

1920

CHF 2200.–

Oui à la société des Nations

1920

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Winter in der Schweiz

1921

CHF 15800.–

Palace Hotel St.Moritz, Golf

1921

CHF 11800.–

Lötschberg - Berne

1921

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Winter in der Schweiz

1921

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Schweizerische Alpenposten

1922

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Votation contre l'impôt fédéral direct

1922

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Schweizerische Alpenposten, Simplon Grimsel Furka Oberalp Gotthard Klausen Maloya.

1922

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Grisons, Ideal summer in The Grisons, Switzerland

1923

CHF 3900.–

Vulpera Tarasp, Suisse

1923

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Grisons, L'été dans les Grisons, Suisse

1923

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Pro Juventute, Vente de timbres et cartes au profit de l'enfance en âge scolaire

1923

CHF 990.–

Jungfrau-Bahn, Berner Oberland Schweiz.

1924

CHF 6370.–

Wengeralpbahn, Berner Oberland, Schweiz

1924

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Teppischhaus Schuster & Co, Zürich

1924

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Hinterstockensee

1924

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Chaussures Bally

1924

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Teppishhaus Schuster & Co, Zürich

1924

CHF 2600.–

Chemin de Fer de la Jungfrau, Oberland Bernois Suisse

1925

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IXe Exposition Suisse d'agriculture, sylviculture et d'horticulture 1925

1925

CHF 940.–

Jungfraubahn, Schweiz

1925

CHF 7600.–

Bally, Chaussures

1927

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Peaceful Switzerland

circa 1928

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La ligne électrique du Simplon, Suisse

1928

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Autocars postaux suisses

1928

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Jungfraubahn, Berner Oberland, Schweiz

1928

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Jungfraubahn, Jungfraujoch, 3457m, Schweiz

1928

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Chaussures de sport Bally

1928

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The Electric Simplon Line, Switzerland

1928

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Chemin de Fer de la Jungfrau, 3457m Jungfraujoch Suisse

1928

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Chemin de fer de la Jungfrau, Jungfraujoch, 3457m, Suisse

1928

CHF 5460.–

Altweg & Schwabb

circa 1930

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Jungfrau-Railway, Bernese Oberland, 3457m, Switzerland

circa 1930

CHF 5260.–

Jungfrau-Railway, Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland

circa 1930

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Jungfrau bahn, Jungfraujoch, 3457m Schweiz

circa 1930

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Contre La Politique de la Rue Pour l'Ordre Démocratique, Protection de l'Ordre Public OUI

1934

CHF 1170.–

Bally, Qualitäts-Schuhe

1935

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Het Zwitsersche Jaar

1939

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L'Anno della Svizzera

1939

CHF 990.–

L'Année de la Suisse

1939

CHF 760.–

1939 l'Année de la Suisse, Exposition Nationale Suisse à Zürich

1939

CHF 490.–

1939 l'Année de la Suisse, Exposition Nationale Suisse à Zürich

1939

CHF 990.–

La Ligne du Simplon, sur les rives du Léman

1949

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Die Simplonlinie an den Gestaden des genfersees, Schweiz

1949

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The Simplon Line, Along the shore of the Lake of Geneva, Switzerland

1949

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La Linea del Sempione sulle rive del Lemano, Svizzera

1949

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La Ligne du simplon sur les rives du Léman, Suisse

1949

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