Herbert Boeckl

Klagenfurt 1894 – 1966 Vienna

1912-1918 Studied architecture in Vienna, at the same time a strong interest in painting and first exhibitions. In the 1920s Boeckl belonged to the circle of friends around Adolf Loos, together with Karl Kraus, Arnold Schönberg and Oskar Kokoschka. He integrated the entire European modernism into his painting and became a role model and teacher for a whole range of Austrian artists, especially when he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1935.

In 1946, the Academy, of which he was rector at the time, dedicated a large exhibition to him, through which he was able to establish himself as the most important Austrian artist of the post-war period. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1932, 1934, 1936, 1950, and 1964.

In 1956 Boeckl received the internationally renowned Guggenheim Prize, in 1958 he participated in the Brussels World Exhibition in the show “50 Years of Modern Art”. A major retrospective took place in Vienna in 1961 on the occasion of the opening of the museum of the 20th century and also there in 1964 for the 70th birthday of the artist.

The last major Boeckl exhibition took place in 2009 at the Austrian Gallery in the Belvedere, to which an extensive catalogue catalogue catalogue of works has also been published.

Works by Herbert Boeckl:

Ulrichsberg

1920

35.5 x 48 cm

Gouache

Still life with fruit bowl

1919

Aquarell

45 x 36 cm

signiert und datiert („Boeckl 19“)

Still life with grapes

1921

Watercolour

31 x 43.5 cm

signed and dated (“Boeckl21”)

Houses and trees in Vienna (Argentinier Straße)

1929

Watercolour

39 x 56 cm

Double act

Ink

43 x 34 cm

Portrait G. Frankl

1926

Bleistift

48 x 36 cm

signiert und datiert

Dominican

1949

Aquatinta

35,7 x 28,4 cm

Forest of St. Kathrein

1950

Aquarell

41 x 33 cm

Donawitz

1942

Charcoal and pencil

47.5 x 62.5 cm

back: Stamp on the right: “Michael Guttenbrunner”, stamp left: “Gustav Nebehay Berlin Lager Nr. 50 H-Böckl”

Nikolsburg Town Square

1943

Blaue Tinte und Bleistift

41.7 x 33 cm

Still life with shell

1928

Pencil

35 x 49 cm

Maria Saal

1926

Tusche und Deckweiß

38 x 55 cm

signiert und datiert

Scenic shapes

1949

Aquarell

30 x 40 cm

signiert und datiert

Dead Mountains, Red Harness, Large Priel, Temelberg

1949

Aquarell

37 x 55.7 cm

signiert und datiert

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