Hans Weber-Tyrol

Schwaz 1874 - 1957 Merano

Hans Weber-Tyrol was born in Schwaz in Tyrol in 1874. He studied at the Staatsgewerbeschule in Innsbruck and at the Academy of Munich, where he already painted his first work for the National Exhibition in Innsbruck. Weber-Tyrol was commissioned for projects like the Passionstheather and the Stubaitalbahn, but he also busied himself with designing posters. The artist received a medal after partaking in the world exhibition in Chicago. Weber-Tyrol was involved in the “Tiroler Künstlerkammer” and joined the committee of the Tyrolean museum association. He received the “Große Deutsche Staatsmedaille” in 1932. Weber-Tyrol exhibited in Vienna in 1936 and sold a few of his works to the Albertina. He was also represented at the Biennale in Venice in 1938. The artist was given the title of professor by the ministry of education in 1949 and in 1954 he joined the South-Tyrolean Künstlerbund. Hans Weber-Tyrol died in Meran in 1957.