Hans Andre

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Hans Andre (born January 21, 1902 in Innsbruck ; † May 15, 1991 in Innsbruck) was an Austrian sculptor and painter .


Tomb in the cemetery of the Wilten basilica

From 1918 to 1921 Hans Andre attended the trade school in Innsbruck with Ferdinand Stabinger and from 1924 to 1929 the applied arts school in Vienna with Eugen Steinhof . He worked for Clemens Holzmeister and was given a state studio in 1932. In 1935 he was appointed to the art advisory board of the City of Vienna, from 1936 he lived and worked mainly in Innsbruck.

After the Second World War he was involved in the restoration of damaged churches in Tyrol and created, among other things, baroque frescoes for the hospital church , the Servite church and the St. Jakob cathedral in Innsbruck. He did not accept the appointment to a professorship at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1945. In 1953 he was given the professional title of professor , from 1954 to 1967 he taught as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna .

Hans Andre created sculptures, frescoes, oil paintings and designs for glass windows. Both his sculptures and his paintings show a baroque, traditional character.



Ceiling frescoes in the Innsbruck hospital church
Archduke Eugen Monument in Innsbruck (1957)


  • Andre, Hans . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General Lexicon of Fine Artists of the XX. Century. tape 1 : A-D . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1953, p. 47-48 .
  • Christoph Bertsch (Ed.): Art in Tyrol, 20th century: significantly expanded and revised inventory catalog of the collection of the Institute for Art History at the University of Innsbruck including documentation of legacies and bequests in two volumes. Innsbruck 1997. Volume 1, p. 32; Volume 2, pp. 88–93 ( urn: nbn: at: at-ubi: 2-7284 )

Web links

Commons : Hans Andre  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. City of Innsbruck: Decoration of Honor for Art and Culture (PDF; 306 kB)
  2. ^ Felmayer, Wiesauer: Business and residential buildings. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  3. Felmayer, Wiesauer: Old town hall with city tower. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved November 17, 2014 .
  4. Beinsteiner-Krall, Wiesauer: parish church hl. Martin. In: Tyrolean art register . Accessed April 30, 2020 .
  5. ^ Arnold, Wiesauer: Parish Church hl. Lambert. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved May 5, 2020 .
  6. ^ Schneider, Wiesauer: pilgrimage church Maria Schnee in Heiligwasser, pilgrimage chapel Heiligwasser hl. Ottilie. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved August 16, 2014 .
  7. Station shrines on the way to St. Georgenberg. In: Office of the Tyrolean provincial government, cultural department (ed.): Culture reports from Tyrol 2007. 60th monument report. Innsbruck 2007, pp. 174–175 ( PDF; 10.7 MB )
  8. Schmid-Pittl: Servite Church of St. Joseph. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved November 18, 2014 .
  9. ^ Schneider, Wiesauer: Parish Church hl. Antonius / Mariahilf. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved March 8, 2018 .
  10. ^ Heinrich Schuler: Premonstratensian Monastery Wilten in Innsbruck. Schnell Art Guide No. 316, Verlag Schnell and Steiner, 3rd neubearb. Ed., Munich and Zurich 1974
  11. ^ Schmid-Pittl, Wiesauer: Dom St. Jakob. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved November 18, 2014 .
  12. Felmayer, Wiesauer: Spitalskirche zum St. Ghost. In: Tyrolean art register . Retrieved November 18, 2015 .