Gerhard Frankl

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    Tusche aquar. auf Papier
    32 x 47,5 cm
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    Pastell, Gouache auf Papier
    39,7 x 53 cm

Gerhard Frankl was born in Vienna in 1901. He got to know Arnold Böcklin and soon got in contact with the Carinthian modern art. From that time on, Frankl was artistically active as an autodidact. In 1922 he began traveling to France, Germany, Italy, Holland and to the Austrian and Swiss Alps. His work was soon recognized. As soon as 1930, the Neue Galerie in Vienna made a big exhibition of his work. During the Nazi period, the family had to flee to London. After the war, Frankl returned to Austria but he was not able to find an attractive network and left again for London. In 1965 he was invited to work as a guest professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Due to a cardiac defect, Gerhart Frankl died unexpectedly in 1965. Very important for Frankl´s artistic development was the confrontation with Paul Cezanne and his work. Cezanne´s work had a strong impact Frankl´s landscapes and nature morte. Landscapes occupy a big part of his oeuvre. He developed his own characteristic form of representation in that genre. Gerhart Frankl is one of the most important representatives of classical modernism in Austria.

Fritz Novotny
Verlag Galerie Welz
200 Seiten mit 60 Farbtafeln und 34 Schwarzweißabbildungen
Format 24,5 x 27,5 cm. Leinen
Preis: € 39,90 (inkl. 10 % MWST)