|born on||14 February 1887 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Salzburg, Austria, 47n48, 13e02|
|Timezone||LMT m13e02 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||25°21' 16°10 Asc. 18°34'|
Austrian Expressionist painter known for his large-format fresco paintings of the 1920s. In his book Neue Malerei in Österreich (New Paintings in Austria), published in 1923, he dealt programmatically and at times extremely pointedly with the modernism of his time.
He came from a family of farmers, grew up near Maishofen and originally wanted to be a priest. From 1904 to 1906, he attended a private art school operated by Robert Scheffer in Vienna, then transferred to the Academy of Fine Arts where he studied with Alois Delug and Christian Griepenkerl.
In 1909 he resigned from the Academy and, together with Anton Kolig, Robin Christian Andersen, Franz Wiegele and Egon Schiele, became one of the founders of the "Neukunstgruppe", to protest the Academy's conservative attitudes. From 1909 to 1912, he travelled to Ticino, Northern Italy and Berlin and exhibited widely. In 1913, he married Ida Andersen, the sister of his friend Robin. Because of World War I, he moved back to Maishofen in 1915.
Nevertheless, he was forced to do military service from 1916 to 1918 with the k.u.k.-Infanterieregiment Nr. 59; although he served unarmed, due to "unsuitability". After July 1917, he was stationed at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum "for special purposes", where he helped organize war art exhibitions with his old friend Schiele.
After the war he lived in Salzburg where, with Felix Albrecht Harta and others, he founded another radical art group, "Der Wassermann". His wife died the night before their first exhibition. Two years later, he remarried. By 1925, he was suffering from lung and stomach disorders and made several therapeutic trips to Bolzano. His second marriage failed and he lived with his mistress.
In 1926 he was offered a professorship at the Academy, but did not accept. He returned to Vienna in 1927, but continued to travel, especially in Italy. Three years later, he had a stomach haemorrhage and following surgery died in Vienna on 13 February 1930, the day before his 43rd birthday.
- associate relationship with Schiele, Egon (born 12 June 1890). Notes: Co-founders of the "Neukunstgruppe"
- Relationship : Marriage 1913 (Ida Andersen)
Church registry birth and baptism entry in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups ("Neukunstgruppe")
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
- Vocation : Military : Military service ("Unarmed")