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Itzehoe i/Holst., 25 pf, 1921

Wenzel Hablik


After the study at the Viennese college of arts and crafts and at the Prager academy he resided since 1908 in Itzehoe/Holstein. Beside free painting it created designs and graphics cycles for the topic of a crystalline architecture. These work, which reflected utopian literature among other things from Paul Scheerbart, was the earliest figurative representations of their kind in 20. Century and prepared the expressionistische architecture of the twenties. They are considered and issued until today internationally. Hablik sketched in addition materials and furniture, complete interior arrangements, wallpapers, cutlery, desktop device, decoration, porcelain and industrial design and created drafts for mode and for the expression dance. As its work to "crystal architecture "the expressionistischen interiors also sketched by it implemented and are just as important.

Its deduction is in the Wenzel Hablik museum in Itzehoe.


·Still during the people school time completed Hablik of 8. to 12. Lebensjahr carpenter teachings in the paternal workshop and took the mastership examination after three-year associating time 1895. After conclusion of the citizen school (1893-96) he became Porzellanmaler in a factory in afterwards draughtsmen in the office of an architect and a geo meter.

·1898-1902 attendance of the technical school for clay/tone industry and used trades in Teplitz (today Teplice/Czech republic).

·1902-05 study of the painting at the Viennese college of arts and crafts with Felician of Myrbach as well as of writing and heraldry with Rudolf of Larisch. Occasionally he was pupil of Carl Otto Czeschka.

·first designs of crystalline architectures originated in to 1902/03. It sketched material samples for the Viennese furniture factory of Hugo Schmidl, which introduced it to a Literatenkreis around Arthur Schnitzler, Jakob water man and Alexander Roda Roda.

·1905-07 study at the Prager academy with Franz Thiele ("Figurale painting ").

·1906 journeys to north Italy, in Switzerland and mounting the Mont Blanc.

·1907 journeys and migrations over Dresden, where it learned Ferdinand Avenarius to know the man of letters and publishers of the magazine "art-waited ", to East Prussia, Danzig and Denmark. With a scholarship "of the Kunstwarts "he spent several months on Sylt, where he itself particularly with sea studies busy. During a travel after Helgoland he became acquainted with the wood dealer Richard Biel from Itzehoe, which invited him to itself and his paternal friend and became.

·1907 became acquainted with Hablik the chief of the Meldorfer museum weaving mill, Elizabeth lime tree man, for whose workshop he sketched since then and materials.

·1908 it established itself finally in Itzehoe.

·1910 three-month journey to Konstantinopel and small Asia.

·Since 1912 close contact to the art critic and Galeristen Herwarth Walden in Berlin, by which it learned the painters Umberto Boccioni and Karl Schmidt Rottluff to know.

·1913 journey to Finland.

·1914 participation with textiles at the German work federation exhibition in Cologne, sketched for Elizabeth lime tree man.

·1915/16 as war draughtsmen in the Karpaten, at the Isonzo front and on Sylt, otherwise however because of a handicap of the right arm war-unfit.

·1916 member of the German work federation.

·1917 married Wenzel Hablik and Elizabeth lime tree man. The Web workshop was continued to lead as hand weaving mill Hablik Lindemann in Itzehoe. In Itzehoe acquired and after Habliks drafts a transformed period of promoterism mansion center of the common artistic work became in the following years. Here also Habliks studio, its extensive crystal, mineral, shell and snail collections, his Edelsteinschleiferei and his metal workshop were accommodated. Expressionisti dance and music evenings made the house the meeting place of numerous artists, to whom also the Lebensreformer Fidus belonged.

·In February 1919 the architect walter Gropius Hablik invited exhibition for unknown architects "of the work advice for art due to his work for many years on utopian architectures to the participation in one "into Berlin, with which Hablik became member.

·In November 1919 the architect Bruno demanded it thaws out to participate with eleven further architects and painters in an exchange of letters over utopian building thought which existed by December 1920 and admits under the name chain "became.

·In May 1920 participation in the exhibition "new building "together with the architects Hans Scharoun, Hans and Wassili Luckhardt, Bruno and max thaws.

·Since 1921 concentrated Hablik stronger on the work art-relating to crafts and were with its drafts for textiles, desktop device, silver cutleries and animal plastics represent at home and abroad twice annually on the exhibitions of the craftsmen in the Grassimuseum during the Leipziger fairs as well as with the most important handicraft and building exhibitions.

·1925/26 journey to Bolivia, Chile, west India and on the Azores.

·1934 died Hablik at the consequences of a cancer illness.

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Taken on October 20, 2009