Karl Pippich

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"On vanguard"
"Thirsty Throats"
The St. Stephen's Cathedral

Karl Pippich , also Carl Pippich (born September 25, 1862 in Vienna , † September 26, 1932 in Seebarn am Wagram in Lower Austria ) was an Austrian genre , landscape and military painter and watercolorist .

life and work

Karl Pippich studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Carl Rudolf Huber and August Eisenmenger . He was a portraitist for the city of Vienna at the turn of the century. He was particularly interested in new things. For example, he painted traffic facilities, but also factories. Mostly he executed his works as watercolors or gouaches .

In addition to his watercolor vedute , Pippich was also very interested in the military subject . The colorful and in many respects very specific image of the Austro-Hungarian Army in the last decades of the monarchy has repeatedly encouraged artists to capture this army in maneuvers and at the parade with the help of various drawing and painting techniques. Pippich also painted several paintings of this type, whereby the depictions often take on caricature-like features, for example in the painting “Thirsty Throats” ( Heeresgeschichtliches Museum , Vienna) one of the soldiers drinks from his trumpet.

As an established painter, Karl Pippich was accepted into the art group of the Austro-Hungarian War Press Quarter relatively soon after the outbreak of the First World War . From October 12, 1914 to October 1918, Pippich worked as a war painter on almost all fronts of the Austro-Hungarian Army .

Works (excerpt)

  • On the vanguard , around 1910. Oil on canvas, 88 × 101 cm, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna.
  • Thirsty throats , around 1900. Oil on canvas, 98 × 140 cm, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna.
  • The battle near Jaice on August 7, 1878 , 1900. Oil on canvas, 47 × 77 cm, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna.


Individual evidence

  1. Ulrich Thieme (ed.), General Lexicon of Fine Artists from Antiquity to the Present. Leipzig, 1933, XXVII, 77 f.
  2. Walter Reichel: "Press work is propaganda work" - Media Administration 1914-1918: The War Press Quarter (KPQ) . Communications from the Austrian State Archives (MÖStA), special volume 13, Studienverlag, Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-7065-5582-1 , p. 182.

Web links

Commons : Karl Pippich  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files