Winter 2020/21

Exhibition Vienna

Emil Pirchan
Visual Revolution

Leopold Museum, Vienna
8 December 2020 to 6 June 2021

Exhibition BrNO

Emil Pirchan the Elder (1844-1928) –
the Malerfürst of the Brno Ringstrasse

Brno City Museum (Špilberk Castle)
21 March to 23 June 2019

Brno City Museum
Špilberk 210/1, 662 24
Brno Czech Republic

exhibition Essen

Emil Pirchan (1884–1957),
Poster – Stage – Object

Museum Folkwang Essen
22 February to 5 May 2019

The Museum Folkwang is presenting the very first solo exhibition dedicated to the universal artist Emil Pirchan. As one of the forerunners of the reform movements of the early 20th century, Pirchan was active as an architect, set designer and author. He also became known as a graphic designer and designer. His posters, logos, bookplates, brochures, illustrations and technical illustrations were pioneering sources of inspiration for many of his contemporaries.

Exhibition opening:
21 February 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen


book presentation Vienna

Emil Pirchan –
A Universal Artits of the 20th Century

Klimt-Foundation, Vienna
26 November 2018

The artist’s grandson Beat Steffan and an extensive team of authors have undertaken in recent years to identify, arrange, examine and edit Emil Pirchan’s estate. This endeavour gave rise to a richly coloured volume, in Germanand English-language editions, which makes it possible to re-experience an entire epoch of German-Austrian and Czech cultural history with an extraordinary range of detail and perspective.

Breite Gasse 4, 1070 Vienna