(St. Martin near Lofer 1887 - 1930 Vienna)
Still life with apples, 1918
oil/canvas/cardboard, 23.3 x 30.2 cm
signed A. Faistauer, dated 1918
verso exhibition label
provenance: private collection Vienna
ESTIMATE #Euro 30.000 - 40.000
STARTING PRICE #Euro 30.000
Austrian painter and graphic artist of the 20th century. Representative of the Classical Modernism. Studied at the Vienna School of Applied Arts from 1903 to 1906 under Felician Myrbach and Carl Otto Czeschka. Explored graphic techniques, developed his own paper-cutting stencil technique in 1907. Participates in the 1908 art show organized by Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann. Commissioned by Josef Hofmann to design wallpaper for a children's room in the Palais Stoclet. From 1909 in Haugsdorf, where his mother and sister lived. 1915 to 1919 military service, became an Italian prisoner of war. 1920 to 1922 teacher at the ceramic workshops SchleiÃŸ in Gmunden. From 1922 he commuted between Vienna and Upper Austria. Arts and crafts works and illustrations for the Wiener Werkstaette, among others. From the 1920s also oil paintings, especially landscapes. Belonged to the Zinkenbach painters' colony in the interwar period, like Ferdinand Kitt, Josef Dobrowsky, Ernst Huber, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Oskar Laske, Georg Merkel, Louise Merkel-Romee and Georg Ehrlich. 1942 Prohibited from painting. 1945 Member of the Vienna Secession and the Linz Artists' Association MAERZ. From 1949 teacher at the School of Arts and Crafts in Linz and from 1955 president of the Muehlviertler Kuenstlergilde. Influenced by the decorative and flat ornamental art of Art Nouveau and folk art. Created mainly children's books, posters, calendar graphics, murals, wallpaper, carpets, fabrics. But also prints, watercolors, drawing and oil paintings with landscapes, rural and religious motifs, fairy-tale and fantastic scenes.
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