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Weiler Max

Absam *1910 - †2001 Wien

Max Weiler's oeuvre extends from the 1920s to the end of the 20th century. The art of this great European painter embodies a specifically Austrian form of international modernism. It speaks its own language and yet reacts sensitively to the changes of the times. The focus is on the observation of nature. Weiler sees it as a permanent becoming, as a cosmic order, which he expresses in alternative forms of painting, beyond the landscape. The spiritual in nature describes, so to speak, the focus of his work.

Weiler was born in Hall in Tyrol in 1910. He studied painting with Karl Sterrer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1930 to 1937. In 1964 he became head of the master class for painting at the Academy. In addition to the panel painting, he created an important series of wall paintings of ecclesiastical and profane character, mosaics, stained glass and ceramic murals. Weiler's pictorial language, at the beginning still naturalistic, soon developed in the direction of lyrical abstraction that was characteristic for him. Numerous public commissions, international exhibitions and prizes bear witness to his great appreciation and importance.