Gurschner studied at the School of Applied arts in Vienna, and participated in the Vienna Secession in 1898. A few years later became part of the Hagenbund, a group of Austrian artists. Most of his work-functional objects such as ashtrays, electric lamps, door knockers, and doorknobs -are either Art Nouveau or Wiener Werkstatte in spirit.

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