Klemens Brosch. A Great Artist Rediscovered

Exhibition Overview

Verhungerter Flüchtling
Klemens Brosch, Verhungerter Flüchtling, 1916

“Signs and wonders are occurring still ...” wrote Brosch in his diary in 1925. This sentence characterizes the Linz-based artist. Intense experiences of nature and landscape intermingle with tragic moments in his life. After an artistic career spanning only sixteen years, he left behind about one thousand drawings, watercolours, prints, and paintings. Brosch can be seen as one of Austria’s greatest draughtsmen alongside Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alfred Kubin, and Oskar Kokoschka. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere will be the first major retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in Vienna.

(Photo: Klemens Brosch, Verhungerter Flüchtling, 1916, © Grafische Sammlung des Oö.Landesmuseums)

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