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Ludwig H. Jungnickel “Coastel landscape near Abbazia” 1930s

SKU 686 ,

“Coastal landscape near Abbazia”, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (1881-1965), late 1930s, oil on canvas, signed

  • Height: 65cm
  • Width: 115cm
  • Dating: 1930 to 1935
    Epoch: Classic modern
    Technique: oil on canvas
    signed bottom right: “L.H.JUNGNICKEL.”
    34.000,00 VAT included
    SKU 686 ,
    Description

    Born in 1881, the German-Austrian painter and lithographer Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel is primarily known today for his expressive depictions of animals and landscapes. After attending the Munich School of Applied Arts in 1896, he went on a study trip to Rome and Naples, where he was taught painting by Prof. Marucchi. He moved to Vienna in 1899 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. His talent was recognized by members of the Wiener Werkstätte, where he designed several objects for this famous manufactory. He became acquainted with artists such as Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann and exhibited his paintings in the Vienna Secession, although he did not become a member himself. Among his most important works are the friezes in the children’s room of the world-famous Palais Stoclet in Brussels.

    During his career, he was awarded several gold medals at international exhibitions. He was a member of the Hagenbund and the Vienna Künstlerhaus. From the 1920s Jungnickel was a regular visitor to Opatija, which inspired him to paint his first coastal scenes. After being defamed as a “degenerate” artist by the Nazis in 1939, he emigrated to what was then Yugoslavia, making Opatija and Split his new home. He painted and lived there until 1952, when he returned to Austria, where he lived until his death.

    According to Peter Weber, a living relative and administrator of Jungnickel’s estate, and Ilse Spielvogel-Bodo, author of his catalog raisonné, this painting is the most important work Jungnickel created during his time in Opatija. The stroke is masterful, the scene very emotional, and the lighting of the stormy waves is also exceptionally well done. The whole atmosphere of the painting, despite the rough sea, radiates calm, peace and beauty.

    Artist

    The German-Austrian painter Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (Wunsiedel 1881 – 1965 Vienna) already impressed as a young man with his extraordinary talent and initially pursued the career of a church painter. Soon, however, he left the Carinthian monastery, where he had begun his apprenticeship, and continued his training at the Munich and Vienna art academies. Later, he worked for the Wiener Werkstätte, for which he supplied several designs for various objects, primarily fabrics, carpets, and wallpapers. One of his most important assignments was to work on the decoration of the famous Palais Stoclet in Brussels. The most important Austrian artists of the time around 1900 worked on this iconic building, including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann and Michael Powolny. Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel designed a surrounding wall frieze for the children’s room of the Palais. Jungnickel attained his artistic breakthrough with his so-called stencil spraying techniques. At the international art exhibitions in Amsterdam and Rome in 1911, he received his first awards. From 1924 onwards, Jungnickel was also a member of the “Künstlerhaus”. Today, Jungnickel is best known for his graphic work and his landscape and animal depictions. Like no other Jugendstil painter, he succeeded in capturing the soul and character of the animals he depicted and conveying it to the viewer.

    Ludwig H. Jungnickel “Coastel landscape near Abbazia” 1930s
    34.000,00

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