Anton Faistauer

Art agency Gerald Weinpolter purchases quality paintings from Anton Faistauer.

Detailed information about Anton Faistauer (St. Martin bei Lofer, Salzburg 1887 - 1930 Wien:

From 1904 to 1906 the artist attended R. Scheffer's private painting class in Vienna. Until 1908 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and was influenced by Paul Cezanne. In a period of change where stages of development occured in rapid succession, Faistauer realised that the solution to his artistic problems was to be found in the great painters of the past. Anton Faistauer joined the so-called "Neukunstgruppe", founded in 1909 by Egon Schiele and Robin-Christian Andersen in protest to the conservatively-minded Academy. The years between 1909 and 1912 were marked by travels to the Tessin, Italy and Berlin. The painter did his military service 1916-1918. In 1919, he and Felix-Albrecht Harta founded "Der Wassermann", Salzburgs so-called artist association. In the years that followed, Faistauer worked in Vienna and Paris. Because of lung problems, several visits to Bozen were necessary in the years 1924 and 1925. In 1927 he created the frescos in the entrance hall of Salzburg's Festival Theatre.
Colour is of central importance in Faistauers work. In 1923 he published a book on painting in Austria, "Neue Malerei in Österreich". He is an outstanding representative of young Austrian painting. Among his best works are his oil paintings.

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