Franz Xaver Pieler

Artist: Franz Xaver Pieler (Austria, 1879-1952)

Title: ‘A Lovely Bouquet

Size: 52 x 41 cm (20 x 16,1 inch)

Material: oil on canvas
Signed: lower right: 

Inventory #: 6143GK2

 

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The painter was born in Vienna in 1876.

 

He learned the decorative painting at the Gilder craft in Oberhollabrunn from 1891-1894. Then he worked until 1898 as a painter of rooms and in 1899 as a decorative painter.

 

He worked in Osterode, Berlin, Magdeburg and at last back in Berlin. At the same time he qualified through self-study and evening courses in artisan schools.

 

In 1911 he returned to Vienna and worked  as a painter and restorer.

 

After the first World War he worked as a restorer , but even with copy jobs.

 

Until mid-20s, in his 45th year of life, he came to an independent artistic creation. His way led him through the Dutch and Viennese flower painting and unrelenting nature study to a certain autonomy in the flowers and still life painting.

 

He worked almost exclusively with even ground colours and on self finished Surface.

 

Literature:

 

Heinrich Fuchs ’The Austrian Painters of the 19th.century’. L-R.3, K 87, fig.p.246 and 247.

 

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