Vienna *1902 - †1969 Vienna
The painter Ernst Schrom belonged to the most interesting expressive water colour artists of the mid-20th century in Austria.
He began his education at the Academy on Schillerplatz in the masterclass with Prof. R. Jettmar. In the time between 1947 and 1961 Ernst Schrom was active member of the “Wiener Künstlerhaus” and responsible for many exhibitions that took place there. Schrom’s work was honoured with many prizes. Notable collectors and museums bought paintings from the artist, e. g. the Albertina, the Wien Museum, Leopold Museum, the federal state museum of Lower Austria, as well as museums in Salzburg and Linz.
His impressions from his travels to Italy made the foundation for the water colours of the late 1950ies and early 1960ies, in which an easy stroke of the brush is dominant. The artist let himself be inspired by the character of the respective country. The intense colours became the primary medium of expression, therefore Schrom is one of the Austrian colour-expressionists.
Many prizes were awarded to Schrom for his oeuvre, his work can also be found in Austrian museums.