Alfons WaldeOberndorf 1891 - 1958 Kitzbühel
From 1910 to 1914 Walde studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna. He moved in artistic circles that included Albin Egger – Lienz, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Ferdinand Hodler also influenced the young artist. In 1911 he had his first exhibition in Innsbruck, in 1913 he was already represented with four farm paintings at the exhibition of Vienna's Secession. From 1914 to 1917 he actively participated as a Tyrolean Kaiserschütze in the high mountain battles of World War I. Afterwards, he continued his studies at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, but soon returned to Kitzbühel. In Kitzbühel he fully devoted himself to painting and participated in exhibitions of the Secession and the Wiener Künstlerhaus again in the 1920s. Around 1928 he finally found his own characteristic style that expressilvely rendered the idyllic Tyrolean mountain scenery - particularly the lively winter landscapes - and its robust people through the use of highly reduced drawings and a pastose colouring. In 1955 Walde was awarded the title of professor of the Vienna Academy as a late official recognition of his hugely important artistic work. The artist died in Kitzbühel in 1958. As a painter, architect, graphic artist and publisher, Alfons Walde formed the bedrock of Tyrolean art of the first half of the 20th century.
Dancer around 1919 Autumn Landscape around 1920 Sleeping Woman around 1919 Nude from the Back with Cloth around 1945 Nude from the Back with Headdress around 1945 On the Beach with Parasol around 1925 Girl Nude around 1919
Nude from the Back with Half Stockings around 1919 Reclining Nude with Red Mouth around 1919 The Sleep in the Sun around 1925 Woodworker around 1932 Farmhouse around 1935 Houses around 1938
Peasant with Bouquet of Flowers around 1936 Evening Atmosphere around 1922 Tyrolean Farmers 1920 Peasant's Sunday around 1922 Varieté in Blue Shades around 1925 Schwarzsee around 1920
The Three Graces around 1919 Kaiser Mountains 1925 Horse-Drawn Sleigh around 1919 Church Steps around 1923 Plowman-Mountain in Springtime around 1930 Winter Landscape in March around 1923