Artists

Josef Pillhofer

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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    BEPACKTE EUGENIA - 1970
    Bronze, Exemplar: 3/8, Höhe: 107 cm
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    TURMKOPF - 1970
    Bronze, Exemplar: 4/6
    34 x 52 x 18 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    MANN MIT AUSGESTRECKTEM ARM - 1950
    Bronze grün patiniert, Exemplar: 4/8, Höhe: 60 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    KOPF ASSUAN - 2009
    Bronze, Exemplar: 2/8, Höhe: 32,7 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    TEMPEL - 1971
    Bronze, Exemplar: 2/6, 49 x 43 x 26 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    RUNDER KOPF - 1958
    Bronze, Exemplar: 4/6, Höhe: 32 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    ERINNERUNGEN AN DAS NEUBURGER MÜNSTER - 1960/1997
    Bronze, Exemplar: 4/8, Höhe: 86 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    AUFGESTÜTZT SITZENDE - 1956
    Gouache
    36,6 x 51,5 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    LIEGENDER MIT AUFGEST. KNIE - 1997
    Gouache, 48,8 x 62,8 cm
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    JOSEF PILLHOFER
    LIEGENDE - 2002
    Kohle, 40,9 x 42,9 cm

Josef Pillhofer was born in Vienna in 1921. He visited the art school in Graz in Styria. From 1938 to 1941 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna. Then he got a scholarship to Paris and Rome. From 1954 to 1968 he taught at the Academy of Vienna, until 1970 he was working as an assistant. Pillhofer was also Professor for sculpture in Graz and at the International Summer Academy of Salzburg. He was a member of the Art-Club, Secession and of the “Gruppe 53”.He was awarded with many art prices. The artist died in 2010. Josef Pillhofer formed sculptures and statues of stone, wood, clay and metal. His style was influenced by Wilhelm Lehmbruck but also by the cubism through Henri Laurens and the abstract through Constantin Brancusi. He is considered as the only representative of the abstract sculpture of the Wotruba School. Central motif of his sculptures is the human body.