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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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Bern, Schweiz Switzerland Suisse

1906

CHF 4900.–

New

Schützen Fest Laupen

1907

CHF 1430.–

Maskenball, Zürich

1911

CHF 2870.–

Swiss National exhibition, Berne, 1914

1914

CHF 970.–

Exposition Nationale Suisse, Berne

1914

CHF 1900.–

Haase Conserven Rorschach.

1914

CHF 1620.–

Teppishhaus Schuster & Co, St.Gallen & Zürich

1916

CHF 2650.–

Oui pour la Société des Nations

1920

CHF 2200.–

Grisons, Ideal summer in The Grisons, Switzerland

1923

CHF 3900.–

Teppishhaus Schuster & Co, Zürich

1924

CHF 2600.–

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

1925

CHF 1140.–

The Electric Simplon Line, Switzerland

1928

CHF 3820.–

New

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

1934

CHF 1170.–

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 990.–

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

1939

CHF 490.–

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

1949

CHF 1460.–