This page is dedicated to the memory of RUDOLF HAUSNER(* Vienna, 4 Dec 1914 - † Vienna, 25 Feb 1995)
Austrian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.
He studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1931 until 1936. During this period he also traveled to England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. After THAT he was designated a “degenerate” artist in 1938, exhibition of his work was banned in Germany. He was enlisted into the Austrian army and served as a soldier from 1941 until 1945. In 1942 he married Grete Czingely. Before allying himself with and co-founding the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, his early works were mainly Expressionist-influenced images of suburbs, still-lifes and female models, most of which he destroyed. In 1944 he married Irene Schmied. During the last days of the war he was assigned to an air defense unit. After the war he returned to his bomb-damaged studio and resumed work as an artist. In 1946 he founded a surrealist group together with Edgar Jené Ernst Fuchs, Wolfgang Hutter and Fritz Janschka. They are later joined by Arik Brauer and Anton Lehmden. He joins the Art-Club and had his first one-man exhibition in the Konzerthaus, Vienna. A key work of this period, It's me!(1948: Vienna, Hist. Mus.), shows his awareness of Pittura Metafisica and Surrealism in a psychoanalytical painting where the elongated being in the foreground penetrates what was apparently a real landscape, until it tears like a backdrop. Another painting, Forum of Inward-turned Optics (1948: Vienna, Hist. Mus.), is evidence of his ability to depict the subject in a realist style while simultaneously overturning the laws of one-point perspective. He marries Hermine Jedlicka in 1951. Their daughter Xenia Hausner, also an artist, is born the same year. After working on the painting for six years he completes his masterpiece The Ark of Odysseus in 1956. The Ark of Odysseus (1948-51 and 1953-6; Vienna,Hist. Mus.) depicts the hero as a self-portrait and was a precursor to the series of Adam paintings in which Hausner painted his own features. In 1957 Hausner paints his first 'Adam' picture. He comes into conflict with the Surrealist orthodoxy, who condemn as heretical his attempt to give equal importance to both conscious and unconscious processes.
In 1959 his co-founds the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism together with Ernst Fuchs, Wolfgang Hutter, Anton Lehmden, Arik Brauer, and Fritz Janschka. In 1962 Hausner meets Paul Delvaux, René Magritte, Victor Brauner and Dorothea Tanning while traveling in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. The 1st Burda Prize for Painting is awarded to him in 1967. In 1969 he is awarded the Prize of the City of Vienna; he separates from Hermine Jedlicka and moves to Hietzing together with his daughter Xenia and Anne Wolgast, who he had met in Hamburg in 1966. From 1966 until 1980 he was a guest professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Küste in Hamburg and also taught at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna. Among his students are Joseph Bramer, Friedrich Hechelmann, Gottfried Helnwein, Michael Engelhardt, and Siegried Goldberger. Hausner was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Painting in 1970. Hausner has been described as a 'psychic realist' and 'the first psychoanalytical painter' (Gunter Engelhardt).
Die Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus (exh. cat., Hannover,Kestner-Ges., 1965) W. Schmied: Rudolf Hausner (Salzburg, 1970) V.Huber, ed.: Rudolf Hausner: Werksverzeichnis der Druckgraphik von 1966 bis 1975 (Offenbach am Main, 1977) H. Hollander: Rudolf Hausner Werkmonographie (Offenbach am Main, 1985) R. Hausner, Adam und Anima, (exh. cat., Bad Frankenhausen, Panorama Mus., 1994).
Rudolf Hausner - Video
Adam & Anima
RUDOLF HAUSNER - ANNE HAUSNER
Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Würth - Ausstellung vom 18.Okt 2011 - 31.März 2012
Die Sammlung Würth enthält die wichtigsten Gemälde aus dem Spätwerk des Künstlers und einen umfangreichen Block grafischer Arbeiten. Die Ausstellung im Art Room Würth Austria präsentiert neben den grafischen Arbeiten bedeutende großformatige Gemälde Rudolf Hausner's.
There used to be a video about this exhibition I had embedded here, but it was deleted off YouTube.
A article announcing the show appeared in Phantastisch: Rudolf und Anne Hausner „Adam und Anima“
A large Exhibition honoring Rudolf Hausner's 100 Birthday had been installed by the Museum Würth, in Künzelsau, Germany: RUDOLF HAUSNER I am ID - 21 November 2014 - 7 June 2015
This show is listed in the archives, but the page does not exist anymore.
While it was still accessible, we had downloaded the pdf documents from that show.
A page about a previous exhibition of works by Rudolf and Anne Hausner in 2011 exists at the Böheimkirchen website (in German), unfortunately not at the Austrian Artroom Würth site anymore (there are no archives of past exhibitions). But there are photos from that opening on the Würth Flickr site.
Geheimnisvolle Innenwelten in Lasurtechnik
Von Martin Tschechne
Mit seiner Figur des Adam erkundete Rudolf Hausner, Mitbegründer des Wiener Phantastischen Realismus, die Tiefen der Existenz in seinem eigenen Spiegelbild. Kunsthistoriker interpretierten die surrealen Selbstporträts als Fortsetzung der Lehren Sigmund Freuds mit den Mitteln der Malerei. Heute wäre Hausner 100 Jahre alt geworden.
Familien-Aufstellung: 100 Jahre Rudolf Hausner
Malerei als innerer Monolog
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