Heinz Leinfellner

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Ceramic picture relief army on the Vienna Kahlenberg , 1960 on behalf of the municipality of Vienna

Heinz Leinfellner (born December 4, 1911 in Steinbrück , Lower Styria (today: Zidani Most , Slovenia ), † January 13, 1974 in Vienna ) was an Austrian sculptor .

"Abstraction" (1961) - Marianne and Oskar Pollak-Hof

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Heinz Leinfellner moved to Graz with his parents in 1916 . He attended the Graz School of Applied Arts from 1927 to 1930 . From 1932 to 1940 Leinfellner studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna as a student of the sculptors Anton Hanak (1875–1934) and Josef Müllner (1879–1968). From 1946 to 1948 Heinz Leinfellner worked as a freelancer for Fritz Wotruba and from 1948 to 1952 he was also Wotruba's assistant at the Vienna Academy. In 1947 Leinfellner was one of the founding members of the Art Club . In 1959, Heinz Leinfellner became a lecturer in ceramic sculpture, and in 1972 he was appointed full professor at the Vienna Art Academy.

Heinz Leinfellner's sculptural work was influenced by the cubist-constructivist design principles of Fritz Wotruba and by the work of Hanak and Henry Moore . Heinz Leinfellner was a participant in the Venice Biennale in 1954 and at documenta 2 in Kassel in 1959 .


Leinfelder is buried in the honor grave group in Vienna's central cemetery.



  • Exhibition catalog for documenta II (1959) in Kassel: II.documenta'59. Art after 1945 . Catalog: Volume 1: Painting; Volume 2: Sculpture; Volume 3: Graphic Art; Text tape. Kassel / Cologne 1959

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