Karl Wiener

104 pages of drawings, pastels and charcoals by Karl Wiener.

Karl Wiener was an Austrian draftsman , graphic artist and photo montage artist. Because of his political and time-critical montages of the 1930s and 1940s, he was posthumously referred to as the Austrian John Heartfield on the occasion of the major retrospective on his estate in the Wien Museum.

Karl Wiener was the son of Maria Kriebel and Friedrich Wiener, the proofreader at the Graz printing company "Typographia", which belonged to the Social Democratic Workers' Party (SDAP). Father and son were party members there until the SDAP was dissolved by the corporate state in 1934 .

In 1949 he took his own life with light gas.

7x10 soft cover


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