ANZENGRUBER LEOPOLD KERAMIK, African Watusi Nude Woman. Austrian Ceramic Earthenware Sculpture, ca 1950

  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Anzengruber Leopold (1912 - 1979)
  • MarK / Label:Yes
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century
  • Country of Origin:Austria
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):...... cm
  • Weight:..... Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Deco
  • Materials:ceramic pottery earthenware
  • Price:250 €

Sculpture of a naked African Watusi woman with a loincloth, made by Léopold Anzengruber Keramik in Vienna in the 1950s
Numbered piece
In good condition

Léopold Anzengruber was born in 1912 in Austria, he discovered ceramics in Florence and finished his studies in 1942.
In 1948, he represented Gusti Mundt-Amann's workshop in Vienna. The great interest in his typical style and recognizable by all will bring the company to prosperity.
In 1951, he was inspired by the "King of the Moors" and without a doubt by Karl Hagenauer ( Wiener Werkstätte ) who will guide him towards the design of many variants of black and African figures, the future best-seller was there ... The "Negro Idea" was a period of absolute glory for the company.
In 1958, the company employed 96 people and numerous groups of characters, animals and small sculptures were produced there. First made by hand, the design and the type of production of these sculptures will evolve with the times but always in this unique and refined style specific to Anzengruber.
He died in 1979, quickly leading to the rapid end of the business.
The factories of Anzengruber, Keramos as well as Frederich Goldscheider ( terracotta and ceramic figurines ) were leaders in Austria, known and distributed all over the world.