August Herborth, Ceramist and Artist without Borders
As a technically and artistically skilled ceramist, August Herborth, 1878 to 1968, created vases, sculptures, decorative tiled stoves and fountains in the style of Jugendstil. He designed models for the potters of Baden-Baden, Strasbourg and Soufflenheim. Inspired by the art of native Brazilians, his decor contributed to the Art Déco style in France and in Germany. He added a new dimension to the concept of ornament by listing some 2,000 illustrations. The Historical Museum Haguenau possesses the most extensive collection of works by this prolific and multi-talented artist and is now presenting them to the public in this exhibition.