Anton Faistauer

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Anton Faistauer (St. Martin bei Lofer, Salzburg 1887 - Vienna 1930)

From 1904 to 1906 the artist attended R. Scheffer's private painting class in Vienna. Until 1908 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and was influenced by Paul Cezanne.

Faistauer sought inspiration in the works of the great painters of the past. Anton Faistauer joined the so-called "Neukunstgruppe", founded in 1909 by Egon Schiele and Robin-Christian Andersen in protest to the conservatively-minded Academy. The years between 1909 and 1912 were marked by travels to Tessin, Italy and Berlin.

During the war years, the painter did military service 1916-1918. In 1919, together with Felix-Albrecht Harta, he founded "Der Wassermann", Salzburg's so-called artist association. In the years that followed, Faistauer worked in Vienna and Paris. Because of lung problems, several visits to Bozen were necessary in the years 1924 and 1925. In 1927 he created the frescos in the entrance hall of Salzburg's Festival Theatre. 

Colour is of central importance in Faistauer's work. In 1923 he published a book on painting in Austria, "Neue Malerei in Österreich". He is an outstanding representative of young Austrian painting. Among his best works are his oil paintings.


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