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"Othmar Winkler, Rare And Magnificent Bronze Titled Primavera, Grosse Côte."
Artist: Othmar Winkler 1907-1999 Title of the work: Primavera Dimensions with the base: 57cm x 31cm This artist has a very strong side, see for yourself. Othmar Winkler was born in Brunico (Bolzano), then the Austro-Hungarian empire, April 25, 1907 by Michele Winkler and Rosa Mayer. Othmar a few years after the birth is entrusted to the orphanage in Bressanone, since his father abandoned the family to find more luck in America. In 1926 he enrolled in the vocational school for ortisei apprentices in Val Gardena, South Tyrol, where he learned Ladin, an ancient Romansh language typical of the Alps and a centuries-old back. His sculptures are appreciated by the director of the school teacher. Balsamo Stella, Turin, later appointed government curator for the Italy decorative art exhibition in Stockholm. In 1928, just he finished his studies he moved to Acqui from a sculptor friend of his, the Gardena Emil Dedmetz. The famous lawyer Beccalario d'Acqui, these recommends in law, the count Pellati who lives in Rome. On January 6, 1930 Winkler moved to Rome and stayed in a German youth hostel. It was in 1931 that he could organize his first exhibition of sculpture at the Club of Foreign Correspondents in Rome. The magazine "Today and Tomorrow" dedicates a positive review by Gerardo Dottori, so that among the many customers appeared in civilian clothes and almost unrecognizable at first sight of the author, Benito Mussolini. the Duce He impressed with his works, privately bought for 4000 lire per work on "St. Christopher." The exhibition was also exhibited sculpture "protector Dux Pacis", depicting a farmer (with features similar to Duce) with a hand, sheaf trampling a war sword. His gaze turned towards the large cultivated areas seemed to be directed towards the work of peace for an entire people. Summoned to the Palazzo Venezia, Winkler in December 1932 begins the portrait of Mussolini. He carves the wooden work Salle de Mappamondou. In the same year, he was called by Goebbels to Berlin. The Nazi propaganda minister had been able to find out at an official reception at the German Embassy in Rome. In 1937 he embarked on a trip to Oslo, Norway. There was an opportunity to get to know the painter Edvard Munch. In August 1939 he returned to Italy and during the options having seen the work that the Nazis, opt for Italy. In November, he is married. He worked until 1943 as a teacher at Ortisei, being fired for his nervous character. He then moved to Trentino to work at the Superintendency of Fine Arts Trento. He put an end to the wooden portals in 1940 for the initiative of the Guild of Professionals and Artists in Rome. He directs his first Via Crucis for the Church of St. Udalrico. In 1944, in August flees to Rabbi Valley should not be considered Montecassino interpreter. Qua restores and makes wooden altars, including in Pejo, in the Church of St. George. He then moved to Sarnonico in the non-valley until 1951. In this country he made a large part of his works of sacred art in wood, including many Via Crucis. The most famous is the Church Institute of Maria Bambina di Trento. Abandoning sacred art in wood, he creates profane bronze art. To realize the province of Bolzano between 1955 and 1958 the bronze buckle "The fundamental work of man“And in 1960 he made the monument father Haspinger (Gsies) And fallen in Bressanone. Winkler then make the marble busts Cesare Battisti and Alcide De Gasperi at the memorial chapel in the cemetery of Trento In the middle of the years of protest, in Trento Winkler Inspired by these events, he will interpret hundreds of sketches of young players present at the Faculty of Sociology. During this time, the artist also began to graphically approach the question of the peasant wars of 1500 and the figure of Michael Gaismair.In 1994, he exhibited the cycle History of the people of Trentino in the European Parliament headquarters in Strasbourg and then in Arco, where the exhibition is opened in the presence of Otto von Habsburg. In 1998 he donates to the city of Assisi, seriously affected by the earthquake, bronze St. Francis mutilated. Othmar Winkler died in Trento on August 22, 1999 and is buried in the small cemetery Feldthurns, adopted village which had attached for having offered its many exhibitions
Price: 950 €
Artist: Othmar Winkler
Period: 20th century
Style: Design 50's and 60's
Condition: Excellent condition

Width: 31
Height: 57
Depth: 11

Reference: 1014637
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