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Albin Egger-Lienz

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Artist:Albin Egger-Lienz (Austrian, 1866-1926)

Size: W: 60.1 cm [23.7 inch], W: 78.3 cm [30.8 inch]

Details and Condition::Lithograph of World War I battlefield on ivory laid paper. The artist Albin Egger-Lienz was born near Lienz,Tyrol. In 1899, he moved to Vienna and was co-founder of the Hagenbund, an Austrian group of artists that was active until 1930. Also, he became a member of the Vienna Secession in 1909 but quit his membership seven years later. The motif of death occupies a central position in the works of Egger-Lienz. From 1914 to 1917, Egger-Lienz was called up for military service and in this time he produced several of his main works. Battlefield painters have the assignment of documenting everyday life in the tactical struggle for position and of recording the heroic deeds of soldiers. This was not the case with Egger-Lienz but one could claim to see an element of heroism in the lithograph titled “1915. The lithography is sold unframed






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