Adolf Gustav DITSCHEINER

(Austrian, Vienna 1846-1904 Vienna)

Inner forest with two fauns (Munich, 1877)

Oil painting on canvas 56.5 x 90.6 in. (144 x 230 cm.)

Signed and dated, original frame

Ditscheiner (without frame)


Provenance: Private Collection, Austria

TFAN92X

Catalogue

Friedrich von Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Hofheim am Taunus 1979, Vol. I, 1, p. 244, no. 17.

Exhibition

Historischen Kunstaustellung, Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Wien 1877
Die Akademische Kunstaustellung. Berlin 1877

The Artist

Adolf Ditscheiner was born in Vienna in 1846. From 1866 to 1873 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts and was a pupil of Albert Zimmermann and Eduard Peithner von Lichtenfels. He continued his studies on travels through the Bavarian mountains and Northern Italy as well as during a stay in Istria and on the Adriatic Sea.

Ditscheiner’s oeuvre includes mainly landscapes, finding his motifs around Vienna, Salzburg and in Upper Austria. In 1871 he joined the Vienna Künstlerhaus. Besides J. E. Schindler, Ditscheiner is considered to be one of the most important exponents of the specifically Austrian so called 'Stimmungsimpressionismus'.

The painter received awards at the universal exhibitions in Vienna in 1873 and in Chicago in 1893. In 1899 he was honoured with a State Medal (small gold). He died in 1904.

Sources

Hermann Clemens Kosel, "Deutsch-österreichisches Künstler- und Schriftsteller-Lexikon", Band 1: Biographien der Wiener Künstler und Schriftsteller, Wien, Verlag der Gesellschaft für Graphische Industrie 1902
Rudolf Schmidt, "Österreichisches Künstlerlexikon. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart", Wien, Tusch 1974-1980
Brandstätter, "Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Bestandskatalog der Österreichischen Galerie des 19. Jahrhunderts", Band 1, Wien, 1992, S. 201 f.
Hans Rotter,  "Die Josefstadt. Geschichte des 8. Wiener Gemeindebezirkes", Wien, Selbstverlag 1918, S. 389
Rudolf Schmidt, "Das Wiener Künstlerhaus. Eine Chronik 1861-1951", Wien, Gesellschaft Bildender Künstler Wiens 1951, S. 55, 141 f., 161, 163
Thieme, Becker, Vollmer, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler", Gesamtregister, München, Saur, Leipzig, Seemann, 1996-1997
Friedrich von Boetticher, "Malerwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts", Hofheim am Taunus 1979