Gustav Brauner

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Gustav Brauner (born October 16, 1880 in Tillendorf , Austria-Hungary , † March 3, 1966 in Memmingen ) was a German painter .


Brauner was born the son of a free farm owner. He studied structural engineering in Brno from 1896 to 1900 , then from 1901 to 1905 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Julius Victor Berger , where he received a prize for a nude painting. From 1906 to 1922 he was an art teacher at the German secondary school and at the girls' lyceum in České Budějovice . Brauner was already painting landscapes of the Bohemian Forest at this time. After the dissolution of the German schools after the First World War and the independence of Czechoslovakia , he was dismissed without any right to a pension. He then moved to Uničov in 1922 and worked there as a freelance artist. At this time his famous pictures of homeland from Moravia were created . When he was expelled in 1946, all the works remained in his old home. He traveled to his daughter in Spain, where he received scholarships. The time in Spain is part of his third creative phase. He held exhibitions in the leading art salon in Madrid. After his daughter was transferred to America in the diplomatic service in 1955, he moved to Memmingen in Upper Swabia . He died there on March 3, 1966. He painted portraits using watercolors . His main work, however, dealt with landscapes and vedutas of Bohemia , North Moravia , Austrian Silesia and Austria .

Recognitions and Awards

  • Award for the promotion of German science, art and literature for Bohemia in Prague
  • Prince Schwarzenberg summoned him to Třeboň to the Trebon Castle and paint its surroundings
  • Honorary citizen of Tillendorf

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