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. Also Ferdinand Hodler 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 again in exhibitions of the Secession and the Wiener Künstlerhaus 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 Glamorous Lady 1920-25 Peasant's Sunday around 1922 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 Church and Steinberger around 1920 Child with Bouquet of Flowers around 1936 Farmhouse around 1935
Houses around 1938 Peasant with Bouquet of Flowers around 1936 Evening Atmosphere around 1922 Nude with Red Shoes Tyrolean Farmers 1920