Gerhart Frankl, * 12 May 1901 Vienna, † 24 June 1965 Vienna, painter, graphic artist.
Originally studied chemistry, then trained himself as a self-taught painter (seven years of apprenticeship with Anton Kolig) and came to the circle of Carinthian artists. He undertook numerous study trips (France, Germany, Netherlands, North Africa).
From 1929 to 1935 he tried his time as a sculptor. In 1938 he emigrated to London, in 1947 he returned to Vienna, gave lectures in art theory at the University of Vienna, but went back to London in 1949. Shortly before his death, he applied for a professorial position at the Vienna Academy (whose occupation he no longer experienced).
Frankl’s work mainly includes landscapes (model Cézanne) and still lifes; his works were always created on the basis of natural studies, their richness in content is always the result of an intensive design of optical impressions. Professor (1961), Prize of the City of Vienna for Painting and Graphics (1963).