Wunsiedel / Upper Franconia 1881 – 1965 Vienna

From 1896 visiting the School of Applied Arts in Munich, 1898 pupil at the boarding school in Tanzenberg / Carinthia, then studying at the Academy in Vienna, u.a. Eisenmenger (designs for carpets, wallpaper and fabrics). From 1902 the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, class scooter.

Contacts with Gustav Klimt and the artists of the Wiener Werkstätte, visit to Egon Schiele in Krumau. 1908-11 Design and completion of an animal relief for the Palais Stocklet in Brussels, 1909. Color woodcut series “Schönbrunner animal types”, 1911/12 Participation in international art exhibitions in Rome (Graphic Artist Award) and Amsterdam (Golden Medal). For a while he teaches at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Frankfurt a.M.

From 1918 Austrian citizen, member of Hagenbund, in the Vienna Kunstverein and in the Kunstverein für Kärnten. 1930 Austrian State Prize for Fine Arts and Grand Medal of the City of Vienna, 1936 (also 1958) Participation in the Venice Biennale.

During the Nazi regime, he was banned from work, then in exile in Dalmatia and Istria, only in 1952 returned to Austria (Villach).

After the death in 1965 a large retrospective at the Wiener Künstlerhaus.

Jungnickel was the most important animal painter of the Austrian modern age, with extraordinary talent for depicting the state of mind of the animals, which he often “personalized” to the utmost.

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