Alfred Wickenburg

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Detailed information about Alfred Wickenburg (Bad Gleichenberg, Steiermark 1885 - 1978 Graz:

Alfred Wickenburg was a landscape and still life painter as well as a graphic designer. From 1904 to 1905 he attended drawing lessons at the private school of Anton Azbe in Munich. Between 1906 and 1909 he studied under Jean Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian in Paris and from 1910 to 1914 under Christian Landenberger and Adolf Hölzel at the Academy of Stuttgart. The latter had a decisive influence on the graphic designer. From 1918 on Alfred Wickenburg worked as a freelance artist. He settled in Italy between 1920 and 1923, then returned to Graz where he, W. Thöny and F. Silberbauer were to found the Grazer Secession after World War II. From 1934 to 1936 Alfred Wickenburg was a professor at the School of Art in Graz where he taught landscape and still life painting and took over the fresco class at the School for Arts and Crafts in Graz. His art was condemned degenerate by the Nazis and his frescos in the hall of the Chamber of Labour were painted over. Alfred Wickenburg lost his job at the Ortseinschule and was not reemployed on full pay until 1941.
In 1939 and 1945 he was a member of the Vienna Secession.
Alfred Wickenburg concentrated on the stereometric form of things and is said to be a precursor of three-dimensional Cubism. Later the abstraction and densification of the elements increases while the artist stresses contours and, even more so, colours.

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