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Aloys Wach
Mensch in der Landschaft (Person in Landscape)

1927

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The foreground of this neat artwork is filled with a sleeping red-headed man in a blue shirt and a brown coat. This man seems to have a dream that is depicted in the background; a sign for this are the orange and violet stripes instead of a real landscape. On the left hand side is a tree and on the right side a man. This man is barefoot and he holds a hat in his right hand. That person might be the same as the man in the front of the picture, except of the hair color they look alike. ARTIST: Aloys Wach or Aloys Ludwig Wachelmayr (sometimes Wachelmeier, April 30, 1892 – April 18, 1940) was an Austrian expressionist painter and graphic artist. He was born in Lambach, Upper Austria and died in Braunau, Upper Austria. While his birth places him close to the generation that laid the foundations of modern art and especially expressionism, his life as an artist, however, began after cubism, futurism and the expressionists of the Der Blaue Reiter and Die Brücke movements had initiated a time of great changes. In his later life, Wach abandoned his artistic roots and distanced himself from his early expressionist works by turning to religious imagery. Today, however, those early works are seen as his greatest accomplishments. Wach decided to become an artist early on in his life, and already arrived in Vienna at the young age of 17, but initially suffered a series of setbacks. He was rejected as a student by the Academy in Munich and attempted unsuccessfully to study art in Vienna. He received formal education at the Knirr-Sailer painting school in Munich as well as, in 1913, at Académie Colarossi in Paris. He finished his studies with Heinrich Altherr in Stuttgart. In 1912, he briefly moved to Berlin. There, he met painter and graphic artist Jacob Steinhardt, who encouraged him to abandon older forms of expression and be courageous in the search for his own style. Wach was also confronted with the activities at the just opened Der Sturm Galerie, the German center of expressionism. Although it is not known for certain, he also probably saw the Blaue Reiter Exhibition and the first exhibits of the futurist movement. He then moved on to Paris, where he stayed from 1913 to 1914. He befriended Amedeo Modigliani and got introduced to some of the painters at Bateau-Lavoir. He must also have seen work by Robert Delaunay. He quickly understood the importance of the new structures in painting. In that period, he created mainly expressionist-cubist drawings, etchings and wood carvings. During his stay in Paris, he also met his most important friend and supporter, Ernest L. Tross, whom he should meet again in Vienna (1919) and Munich (1931). Wach served in World War I in non-combative assignments. In 1916/7, he published seven woodcuts to accompany a poem by F.R. Zenz, Kriegstotentanz 1914. 1919-1920 wood carving cycle "Der verlorene Sohn". From 1920 he created expressionist still lifes, landscape paintings and portraits in Braunau, but later distanced himself from paintings of this period. In 1956 posthumous exhibitions with graphics took place in Hollywood and at the Country Museum in Los Angeles. Wach was not allowed to paint during the Nazi regime. He created two windows for hospital church in Braunau. Source: Wikipedia

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  • Artist
    Aloys Wach (1892 - 1940, Austrian)
  • Creation year
    1927
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Dimensions

    H 23.82 in. x W 17.33 in. x D 0.4 in.

    H 60.5 cm x W 44 cm x D 1 cm

  • Gallery location
    Wien, AT
  • Reference number
    LU50831540643
  • More editions & sizes
    75,7cm x 57,5cm passe-partout

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