Adolf Kloska

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Adolf Kloska (born December 8, 1920 in Schwertberg , Upper Austria ; † July 19, 1964 ) was an Austrian sculptor , painter and graphic artist .


During the Second World War he served in the German Wehrmacht and was a prisoner in North Africa until March 1947.

He then attended the Federal College for Wood and Stone Processing in Hallein ( Salzburg ) from 1947 to 1948 and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1948 to 1957 under Professors Franz Santifaller , Fritz Wotruba and Albert Paris Gütersloh .

Since 1957 he was a member of the artists ' association MAERZ in Linz and the Mühlviertel artists' guild . In 1957 he moved into a studio in the Egon Hofmann -Atelierhaus (Dörfl) opened by the culture ring of Upper Austria's economy .


  • 1954 New Gallery of the City of Linz
  • 1955 International Festival Weeks, Montpellier
  • 1963 Three-country exhibition Trigon, Graz
  • 1966 sculptor of the Maerz Neue Galerie Linz
  • 1985 Austrian art 1900–1975 in Halbturn Palace
  • 2008 door to door, Atelierhaus der Wirtschaft Upper Austria, Nordico - Museum der Stadt Linz (2 works as part of a group exhibition by the artists of the Egon Hofmann Atelierhaus)

Extract of the works

War memorial in Perg in front of secondary school 1 (1960)
  • Esperanto Memorial Linz
  • Perg War Memorial (1960)
  • Granite relief "Kriemhild and Gunter" Linz castle wall
  • The Risen One (mosaic), Urfahr parish
  • Apostle (granite), Federal Ministry
  • Girl's head (granite), Federal Ministry
  • Two figures, Trigon Graz
  • The Strider, Landesmuseum Linz
  • Anton Bruckner - bust - marble approx. 1954 private property



  • Adolf Kloska: The war memorial - an artistic problem. In: Mühlviertler Heimatblätter. Vol. 1, Issue 1 (1961), pp. 25–26, online (PDF) in the forum
  • Otto Guem : In memory of the member Adolf Kloska. In: Mühlviertler Heimatblätter. 4/1964, pp. 193-194.
  • Adolf Kloska - don't forget in Schwertberg. In: Mühlviertel news. Vol. 86 (1975), No. 29.
  • Josef Puchner, Hertha Schober : Our artists - Adolf Kloska. In: From the Mühlviertel homeland. Local history supplement to Mühlviertler Nachrichten 8/1977.

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