Alfred Wickenburg  

The Art Agency Weinpolter purchases quality paintings by Alfred Wickenburg. Detailed information about the artist:


Alfred Wickenburg (Bad Gleichenberg, Styria 1885 - Graz 1978)

Alfred Wickenburg was a landscape and still life painter as well as a graphic designer. From 1904 to 1905 he attended drawing lessons at the private school of Anton Azbe in Munich. Between 1906 and 1909 he studied under Jean Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian in Paris and from 1910 to 1914 under Christian Landenberger and Adolf Hölzel at the Academy of Stuttgart. The latter had a decisive influence on the graphic designer.

From 1918 on Alfred Wickenburg worked as a freelance artist. He settled in Italy between 1920 and 1923, then returned to Graz where he, Wilhelm Thöny and F. Silberbauer were to found the Grazer Secession after World War II. From 1934 to 1936 Alfred Wickenburg was a professor at the School of Art in Graz where he taught landscape and still life painting and lead the fresco class at the School for Arts and Crafts in Graz. His art was condemned degenerate by the Nazis and his frescos in the hall of the Chamber of Labour were covered. Alfred Wickenburg lost his job at the Ortseinschule and was not re-employed until 1941. In 1939 and 1945 he was a member of the Vienna Secession. 

Alfred Wickenburg concentrated on the so-called stereometric shape of things and is said to be a precursor of three-dimensional cubism. In his later works, the abstraction of the elements increases while the artist stresses edges and, even more so, colors.  


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