Friday, June 08, 2007

RIP: Oswald Tschirtner

RIP: Oswald Tschirtner. "...Oswald Tschirtner fought in the German army during the Second World War, and was institutionalised in 1946. A member of the Haus der Künstler in Gugging, Austria, he was encouraged to begin drawing by the hospital’s psychiatrist, Dr Leo Navratil. Tschirtner worked only after suggestion or encouragement, but from the outset his works have always been different from those of other residents. Using pen and ink, Tschirtner relied on a stark, highly controlled linear style to create repeated motifs." View works by Oswald Tschirtner at Haus der Künstler Gugging and Koelsch Gallery.


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