Walter Schnackenberg

Biography

Illustration, publicity, posters, interior decoration, set designs, costume designs. Born 2 May 1880 in Bad Lauterberg. 1897: studied at the Munich Schmidt-Reute art school. 1904-7: studied at the Munich Kunstakademie: a teacher was Franz von Stuck. 1908-9: studied in Paris. 1911: member of the Luitpold-Gruppe, Munich; worked for the journal Jugend; designed posters in the style of Lautrec. 1943-52: lived in Schlattau, near Partenkirchen. From 1952: lived in Munich. Awarded Gold Medal at 5th Milan Triennale. Died 10 January 1961 at Wasserburg am Inn (or Rosenheim).

Writings about

  • Georg Jakob Wolf, ‘Münchner Plakatkunst, Das Plakat, 1915, pp. 1-21
  • Oskar Bie, Schnackenberg. Kostüme, Plakate und Dekorationen, Munich: Musarion, 1920
  • Heinrich Jost, review of Bie’s Schnackenberg, in Das Plakat, Jan. 1921, pp. 56-7
  • Alexander von Gleichen-Russwurm (intro.), Schnackenberg/Ballett und Pantomime, Munich: Müller, 1920
  • Vollmer, 1958
  • Walter Schnackenberg (exh. cat.), Hannover: Wilhelm-Busch-Museum, 1965
  • www.hamburg.de/Behoerden/Kulturbehoerde/epoc/deutsch/kuenstler
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Back to twenty years ago’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jan. 1934, pp. 17-32, esp. p. 31
  • 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., Feb. 1955, p. 53
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1998
  • Anton Sailer, ‘Posters by Walter Schnackenberg’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1955, pp. 10-15

Exhibitions

  • Berlin Secession, 1905
  • Städtischen Galerie, Munich, 1949
  • Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hannover, 1965.