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Emil Rudolf Weiß

Emil Rudolf Weiß – born 12. 10. 1875 in Lahr, Germany, died 7. 11. 1942 in Meersburg, Germany – graphic artist, painter, typographer, type designer, poet, teacher.


  • 1893–96: studies at the art academy in Karlsruhe, from 1896–97 at the Académie Julian in Paris and from 1897–1903 at the art academies in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.
  • 1894: contributes to "Pan" magazine.
  • 1895: starts producing work for various publishing houses, including Cotta, Suhrkamp, S. Fischer, Cassirer, Insel and Rowohlt.
  • 1895–1900: publishes five volumes of his poems.
  • 1903: teaches at the Folkwang-Museum art school in Essen.
  • 1907–33: professor at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin.
  • 1910: does the murals for Bruno Paul’s summer house at the world exhibition in Brussels.
  • 1922–37: member of the Preußische Akademie der Künste.
  • 1933: the National Socialists force him to take early retirement.
  • 1941: does decorative painting for buildings in Freiburg im Breisgau and Dessau.

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