Ivo Saliger

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Ivo Saliger (born October 21, 1894 in Königsberg-Wagstadt , † January 14, 1987 in Vienna ) was an Austrian painter and etcher.

Many of his nude paintings, such as the well-known "The Judgment of Paris" in 1939, corresponded perfectly to the ideological requirements of National Socialism for the "devoted German woman". His paintings were often shown at the Great German Art Exhibitions between 1937 and 1944.


Saliger was born in Königsberg in Silesia (Moravian-Silesia) and since 1908 has had his permanent residence in Vienna. After training at the graphic teaching and research institute in Vienna, he studied painting and etching at the Academy in Vienna under Rudolf Jettmar , Ludwig Michalek and Ferdinand Schmutzer . In 1920 he was appointed professor at the graphic teaching and research institute, later he lived as a freelance artist. Occasionally he used the pseudonym Ovid Seralgi.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Ivo Saliger developed strong elements of Art Deco within his art. In 1930 he went to study at the "Academie moderne" in Paris to perfect oil painting and female nudes with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant .

In addition to numerous landscapes, Saliger also created many female nudes, where he captured the beauty and calm of the body in incomparable colors.


  • Self-portrait as a knight with death , etching 1917/18.
  • The Doctor, the Maiden and Death , colored etching, 1920
  • Justice ca.1920
  • Reclining act
  • Three female nudes
  • Female nude with little monkey
  • Hymn to Nature 1939
  • Rest of Diana 1939/1940
  • The judgment of Paris in 1939
  • Three Graces around 1940
  • Rural engagement party 1940
  • The senses 1941
  • HARMONY 1941
  • At the forest spring. Three female nudes in a summer landscape , 1941
  • Austrian mountain landscape 1947
  • Portrait of a woman
  • The grace period around 1950
  • Bad Aussee
  • Sociable serenade 1974


  • Hans Vollmer (Ed.): General Lexicon of Fine Artists of the 20th Century , Volume 4.

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