Ivo Puhonný

Biography

Posters, puppet artist, packaging, illustrations. Born 19 July 1876 in Baden-Baden. Studied at the Karlsruhe Kunstgewerbeschule and the Akademie der bildenden Künste. By 1910 had illustrated books, and had designed publicity for years for the A. Batschari Cigarette Factory. 1911: opened marionette theatre in Baden-Baden, carving the puppets himself. For 35 years he designed posters for the Baden-Baden masked balls. Founder member of Union Internationale des Marionettes (UNIMA). Died 6 February 1940 in Möhringen/Fildern (near Stuttgart).

Writings about

    Das Kunstwerk, 1948, V/VI, p. 56 (puppets)
  • work in C. Kupferberg, Frühe künstlerische Werbegraphik aus dem Hause Kupferberg, Mainz (wine mfr.), Mainz/Berlin: Kupferberg, 1963
  • Andrea Kern (with others), Jugendstil in Dresden, Aufbruch in die Moderne (exh. cat.), Dresden: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, 1999
  • Saur, 2000
  • Benezit, 2006.
  • Heinrich Werner, ‘Künstlerische Packungen und Etiketten’ (packaging, labels), Archiv für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, Leipzig: Deutsche Buchgewerbeverein., Nov./Dec. 1911, pp. 347-56
  • L. Schreiber, ‘Ivo Puhonný’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1935, pp. 40-47
  • Franz H. Staerk, ‘Ivo Puhonny, two exhibition stands’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1937, pp. 62-3
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1998
  • F.H. Staerk, ‘Ivo Puhonny’s sixtieth birthday’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1936, pp. 60-61

Exhibitions

  • Baden-Baden, 1937
  • Dresden, 1999.