Artists

Werner Berg

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    WERNER BERG
    AUTOBUS II - 1953
    Holzschnitt, 34 x 44 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    DESTRUCTIO (KARFREITAG) - 1956
    Holzschnitt, 46,3 x 61,5 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    ANHÄNGLICHKEIT - 1981
    Holzschnitt, 48,7 x 62,4 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    SCHLAFENDES HUHN - 1950
    Holzschnitt, 34 x 50 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    AM BAHNSTEIG - 1967
    Zeichnung, 14,5 x 20,5 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    WALDWEG - 1963
    Zeichnung, 14,5 x 20,5 cm
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    WERNER BERG
    IM WIRTSHAUSGARTEN - 1975
    Zeichnung, 15 x 20,5 cm

Werner Berg was born in Wuppertal/Germany in 1904. After an ordinary apprenticeship in the industrial sector, he graduated in political sciences in Vienna. Thereafter he studied at Karl Sterrer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. From 1928 to 1931 he attended the masters program at Karl Casper at the Academy of Fine Arts at Munich. Berg moved to Carinthia in 1930. In addition to his artistic career, he worked as a farmer. In 1981 Werner Berg died working in his studio. Art and life were inseparable for him. His motifs are influenced by everyday farm life. He was fascinated by the simple and archaic life at the Slowenien border. His pictures are reduced to extreme simplicity. In his woodcuts, Werner Berg brought the technique of the two dimensional representation to a completely new level.