Walter Bosse

About Walter Bosse

Born in 1904 to academic painter parents, Bosse found a fascination with forming from an early age. He studied at the Imperial Art School of the Museum of Art in Vienna under Franz Cizek and Michael Powolny and at the School of Applied Arts in Munich under Richard Riemerschmid. His first international appearance was at the 1925 Paris Exhibition of Decorative Arts which opened Bosse up to work for such institutions as Wiener Werkstätte, Augarten, Goldscheider and Metzler and Ortloff.

Initially, Bosse worked in ceramic but ended up finding a love for brass. His early ceramic figures were used to cast new brass models. Handcrafted in solid brass and hand finished to a golden sheen with black patina, this new style originated by Bosse and partner Herta Baller became known as the 'Black Golden Line'.