Switbert Lobisser

(Tiffen near Villach 1878 – 1943 Klagenfurt) attended the episcopal boys’ seminar in Klagenfurt and joined the Benedictine monastery of St. Paul in Lavanttal in 1899. After a two-year study visit to Rome, he was ordained priest in St. Paul, then 1904-1908 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

1910 to 1932 drawing teacher at the collegiate high school in St. Paul. After founding a family in 1932, he was released again into lay status.

Commissions for frescoes in public buildings and private spaces, enthusiasm for woodcuts based on models from art history, which, especially in the form of commercial graphics, becomes his main activity.

In the 30s and afterwards the epitome of the Carinthian “native painter”, popular with both the bourgeoisie and the common people. His enthusiasm for the German national ideology in the 30s and 40s weighs heavily on his artistic legacy.

His extraordinary talent for the art form of the woodcut nevertheless secured him a high place in Austrian and especially in Carinthian art history.

Works by Switbert Lobisser available in our gallery:

Nötsch, Sommerlandschaft, September 20, 1923, watercolor, 24 x 37 cm, signed and dated
Nötsch, Sommerlandschaft, September 20, 1923, watercolor, 24 x 37 cm, signed and dated, € 5,800 .--
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), St. Paul in Überetsch near Bozen, 1936, watercolor, 26x46cm, signed, dated and titled, € 5.300, -
St. Paul in Überetsch near Bozen, 1936, watercolor, 26x46cm, signed, dated and titled, € 5.300, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943) Feierabend, 1928, woodcut, 24x20cm, signed, titled and numbered 53 from op 67
After work, 1928, woodcut, 24x20cm, signed, titled and numbered 53 from op 67, € 450, -
Portrait of my Ev, 1927, woodcut, 37x30cm, signed, titled and numm. op. 60
Portrait of my Ev, 1927, woodcut, 37x30cm, signed, titled and numm. op. 60, € 780, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), The sick child, 1939, woodcut, 31x23cm, signed, titled a. numm, 29 from op.497
The sick child, 1939, woodcut, 31x23cm, signed, titled a. numm, 29 from op. 497, € 450, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), The Lute Player, 1928, charcoal, 27x23cm, titled Herr Unteregger for Kärntner Himmel, estate stamp
The lute player, 1928, charcoal, 27x23cm, titled Herr Unteregger for Kärntner Himmel, estate stamp, € 1,700
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), The small siege, 1930, woodcut, 30.7x22.6cm, signed, titled a. numm. 30 from op.120
The small siege, 1930, woodcut, 30.7x22.6cm, signed, titled a. numm. 30 from op. 120, € 490, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Fischer's Leut, 1936, woodcut, 37x30cm, signed, numbered 56 from op.319
Fischer's Leut, 1936, woodcut, 37x30cm, signed, numbered 56 from op.319, € 780, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), The beautiful miller's wife, 1939, woodcut, 45x34cm, signed and numbered op.530
The beautiful miller's wife, 1939, woodcut, 45x34cm, signed and numbered op.530, € 780, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Mein Neujahrswunsch, 1934, woodcut, 21x9.5cm, signed, titled and numbered 53 from op.240
My New Year's Wish, 1934, woodcut, 21x9.5cm, signed, titled and numbered 53 from op.240, € 130, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Saint Hemma von Gurk, 1923, (preliminary drawing), Indian ink pencil, 40x55cm, estate stamp
Saint Hemma von Gurk, 1923, (preliminary drawing), ink pencil, 40x55cm, estate stamp, € 1,600, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), The blessed Hemma von Gurk, 1923, woodcut, triptych, 34x53cm, signed, titled and numbered op.11
The blessed Hemma von Gurk, 1923, woodcut, triptych, 34x53cm, signed, titled, numbered op.11, € 980, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Hemma Triptychon, 1925, (Bittgang nach Maria Elend, The blessed Hemma von Gurk, Escape from Admont), oil on canvas, 68x112cm, signed, on request
Hemma Triptych, 1925, (Bittgang nach Maria Elend, The blessed Hemma von Gurk, Escape from Admont), oil on canvas, 68x112cm, signed, price on request
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Hemma Triptychon, 1925, (Bittgang nach Maria Elend, The blessed Hemma von Gurk, Escape from Admont), oil on canvas, 68x112cm, signed
Hemma Triptych, 1925, (Bittgang nach Maria Elend, The blessed Hemma von Gurk, Escape from Admont), oil on canvas, 68x112cm, signed, price on request
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Madalone near Naples, 1931, watercolor, 26x39cm, signed, dated and titled
Madalone near Naples, 1931, watercolor, 26x39cm, signed, dated and titled, € 5.800, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Robbers' Nest, 1926, woodcut, 28x41cm, signed, numbered No. 41 of op.36
Robber's Nest, 1926, woodcut, 28x41cm, signed, numbered No. 41 from op.36, € 780, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), San Gimignano, 1925, watercolor, 14x33cm, signed, dated and titled
San Gimignano, 1925, watercolor, 14x33cm, signed, dated and titled, € 4.900, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Two Boys, around 1930, pencil, 28x22cm, estate stamp
Two boys, around 1930, pencil, 28x22cm, estate stamp, € 550, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Schreitende Landhaus, 1927 1928, pencil, 38x30cm, signed, dated October 6th. 1927, titled Landhaus 1928
Stepping country house, 1927 1928, pencil, 38x30cm, signed, dated October 6th 1927, titled Landhaus 1928, € 1.600, -
Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943), Seated Boy, 1913, watercolor, 47x25.5cm, titled and dated
Sitting boy, 1913, watercolor, 47x25.5cm, titled and dated, € 5.900, -

Self-portrait, 1927

Oil pastel and charcoal, 65×51 cm, signed and dated, ill .: p. 35. Milesi / Bäumer, Switbert Lobisser, 1978

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