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Otto Tragy Jugendstil Spielkarten Das Jugendstilspiel in Deutschland!
These special Jugendstil (‘Art Nouveau’) playing cards were designed by Otto Tragy and first published by Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik Schneider & Co. in c.1898. The cards were well received so they were produced as ‘Whist no.260’ and ‘Patience No.265’. Otto Tragy (1866-1928), son of a lawyer, studied at the academy of arts in Munich from 1886 and later he studied in Paris. In 1897 he settled near Munich and became a member of the Munich Artists' Association. He exhibited regularly in the Munich Crystal Palace. Tragy mainly made portraits, genre and still life paintings, but also bookplates, posters and sketches for decorative purposes.
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