Werner Berg

Born in 1904 in Elberfeld in the Rhineland (now a district of Wuppertal), studied political science in Cologne, Bonn and Vienna, then studied art in Vienna at the Academy and in Munich.

In 1931 he settled on a farm (“Rutarhof”) in the bilingual part of Carinthia, which became the center of his life and artistic work. In the same year he traveled to Berlin and received friendly support from Emil Nolde, from whom he also received important impulses for his work.

1934-1935 Exhibitions in Berlin, Bochum and Cologne. In 1937 his paintings were confiscated by the Nazi regime, part of it came to the travelling exhibition “Degenerate Art”, a large part was destroyed. After the military service return to Carinthia, then the most fruitful creative phase with numerous exhibitions at home and abroad.

1968 the opening of the Werner Berg Museum of the city of Bleiburg, where in the summer months, in addition to a permanent exhibition of works, important exhibitions of Austrian and German artists from the surroundings of Werner Berg take place.

Werner Berg died in 1981 on his Rutarhof, just as his art was being given an ever-increasing recognition. 2004, the 100th anniversary of the The most important retrospective of his works to date took place at the Austrian Gallery Belvedere in Vienna.

Another highlight was the extensive exhibition of his works in Beijing and Shanghai in 2013.

Works by Werner Berg:

Grave cross with flowers

1935

Watercolour

60×48 cm

siginized

Late winter evening

1968

Oil on canvas

75×95 cm

WVWB 820

Stop

1976

Oil on canvas

75×95 cm

signed, WVWB 1054

Snow roses

1940

Oil on canvas

45×46 cm

WVWB 246

Summer evening Karelia

1942

Oil on canvas

75×95 cm

Werner Berg, 080, Auf dem Wagen,1947, 32x33, 15 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 080, Auf dem Wagen,1947, 32x33, 15 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 168, Alte und junge Bauerin, 1954, 32x48, 12 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 168, Alte und junge Bauerin, 1954, 32x48, 12 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 331, In der Bahn IV, 1964, 39x510, 8 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 331, In der Bahn IV, 1964, 39x510, 8 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 181, Kranker, 1956, 30x48, 12 Handdrucke
Werner Berg, 181, Kranker, 1956, 30x48, 12 Handdrucke
Werner Berg 457, Trauernde Witwe, 1980, 5 Drucke, 6.500,-
Werner Berg 457, Trauernde Witwe, 1980, 5 Handdrucke, WVWB 457

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