Otto Eder

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    Bronze, Exemplar: 2/6
    30 x 12,5 x 19,5 cm

Otto Eder was born in Carinthia in 1924. In 1948 he began to study at the artschool of Graz at Walter Ritter, even before he switched to the sculpture class of Fritz Wotruba at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1964 he got member of the Vienna Secession. He was a co-founder of the artist circle Begegnungen in Kärnten. Eder was awarded many art prizes. The artist died in Carinthia in 1982. Otto Eder especially worked with stone, bronze and wood. The most important feature in his art can be seen already in is early works: the reduction of the human body on haptic plasticity and an archaic form while maintaining harmonious proportions. He reduced his figures on strict geometric forms: on cone, on cylinder, on circles, on triangles. In his later artistic career he reduced the forms on physically-round, mostly female figures.