Sigmund von Weech

Biography

Illustrations, textiles, postage stamps, exhibitions, woodcuts, certificates, trademarks. Born 1888 in Landsberg a. Lech (Bavaria). First studied architecture at the Munich Institute of Technology (Technische Hochschule), then at the Munich Kunstgewerbeschule under Julius Diez. Freelance; teaching post in interior design and drawing at the Munich Technische Hochschule. 1925: with Rudolf Koch, designed the Standard (symbol) of the Reichs President. By late 1920s von Weech and his wife Angelina had established near Tegernsee a weaving mill, creating decorative textiles. The workshop employed about 100 workers. 1931: head of textiles and fashion at the Textil- und Modeschule, Berlin. 1938: living in Berlin. From 1948: returned to Munich where he freelanced and continued to design decorative textiles. Member BDG and Deutscher Werkbund.

Writings about

  • Eleon von Rommel, ‘Handwebereien von Sigmund von Weech’, Die Kunst, March 1931, p. 152
  • E. Hölscher, Sigmund von Weech/Entwürfe, Graphik, Textilien, Berlin, 1941
  • F.H. Ehmcke, ‘Value and standing of the postage stamp’, Graphis 32, 1950, pp. 302-11, 380-81
  • Vollmer, 1961 (bibliography of German journals)
  • Rudolf Niess, ‘Ein Buchzettel Exlibris’ (book labels), Sigill, 1973, H. 3, pp. 3-11 ‘Von Inhalt und Machart und von den Künstlern’ (book labels), Sigill, H. 3, 1973, pp. 21-46
  • GC, 2000, p. 86.
  • work shown in Max Osborn, ‘Die neuen deutschen Briefmarken’ (new stamps), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1925, v. 2, pp. 16-22
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘Sigmund von Weech’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Dec. 1938, pp. 17-28 (stamps, rextiles, exhibitions)
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1953, p. 55
  • novum, Jan. 1979, p. 35 (stamps, emblem)
  • Arnold Brecht, ‘Die Hoheitszeichen des Reichs’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1925, v. 2, pp. 11-15 work shown in S.K. von Stradonitz, ‘Der Reichsadler’ (government emblem), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1925, v. 2, pp. 33-43
  • E. Hölscher, ‘Graphic art in the service of fashion’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1957, pp. 36-49