C Klein Floral Postcards
The floral postcards created from the art of C. Klein are truly miniature works of art. Learn more about a still life artist who should get more recognition.
Artist Signed Postcards Are Collectible
C Klein is one artist you can add to your collection
In looking for floral postcards to add to your collection, have you noticed any signed with C. Klein? You might have seen them and passed them by. Although I can not imagine why. Her still life paintings are absolutely incredible with detail and her floral renditions are exquisite.
Her name was actually Catharina Klein and you might say that she was a woman before her time. Growing up and living at a time when men dominated the art world and more specifically the commercial art world, Catharina was a success.
Catharina Klein Understood Branding
you will find C Klein signed on most of her work
In the highly competitive field of postcard art, when Catharina was producing there were some people who saw no problem with using any art that they found to publish on a postcard.
At the time, it was not uncommon for a publisher to take a section of an artist's work and republish it without a signature. Catharina, sometimes referred to as Catherine, caught on to those tactics early on in her career.
She started to incorporate her brand with her standardized signature of "C. Klein" very close to her art so that it could not be cropped out if reproduced. Her earliest work will have an underline under her signature.
A wonderful video showcasing floral postcards by C. Klein
Collecting Original Postcards By C. Klein
Floral ones or other still life images
It is relatively easy to find the vintage or antique postcards made from the original artwork of C. Klein. I particularly like the florals, although, she also did fruits, vegetables, and birds.
The nice thing about Catharina's postcards is that they are usually not too awfully expensive. There have been instances where the cards are $20 or more and a few have sold for around $200.
Catharina was published by many postcard publishers including Meissner and Buch, and Raphael Tuck. Many postcard collectors look for these publishers of postcards specifically because they were kind of at the top of the field at the time.
Due to the time frame that C. Klein was creating her art for postcards much of her work falls into the public domain and that is why you can find newly created items that have her work on them.
If you collect floral postcards, how much fun would it be to have a coffee mug with one of Catharina Kleins images on it?
Collecting Postcards Is A Fun Hobby
There are so many avenues that you can follow when deciding to collect postcards. You can decide to collect floral postcards only, and if so I can not imagine not having at least a few signed by C. Klein. She was prolific in her art. I read once that she submitted over 2,000 pieces of her art during her career. Most if not all, were published.
You would not have to stick with just postcards with flowers as the theme. There are many categories to choose from. You might prefer real photo postcards or ones from a specific area of the world. There are humorous topics along with serious topics. Holidays were really big during the hey day of postcard production. Christmas and Halloween are two genres of postcards that are very popular with collectors.
There is no wrong decision in what to collect. Find what you like and go with that.