Alfons Walde

1891-1958

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Rating, estimate and price of the artist Alfons Walde

Price of a painting: 9,000 – 610,000 €.

Price of a drawing: €2,500 – €55,000

Estimate of a print: 190 – 20,000 €.

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Alfons Walde’s youth

Alfons Walde was an Austrian artist and architect born on 8 February 1891 in Oberndor. He died on 11 December 1958 in Kitzbühel. He made his first watercolours and temperas in his school days.

From 1910 to 1914, he studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology while continuing to train as a painter.

Alfons Walde and the Viennese art scene

In this capital city of the Danube, he was immersed in an artistic circle that included Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. He was greatly influenced by the work of the realist painter Ferdinand Hodler. He also found the architect Robert Orley an important supporter who made the Viennese art scene accessible to him.

In 1911, Walde held his first exhibition in Innsbrück. In 1913 he presented four agricultural paintings at the prestigious exhibition of the Vienna Secession in which tempera and impasto techniques were used. From 1914 to 1917 he actively participated in the First World War as a Tyrolean Imperial Protector in the high mountains.

He then devoted himself exclusively to painting and once again took part in the exhibition of the Vienna Secession and in an exhibition of the Vienna Artists’ House in the 1920s.

In 1924 he won first and second prize in the “Winter Picture” competition and took part in the Roman Biennale in 1925. Walde made his mark as a graphic artist and from 1926 onwards began to design posters.

Alfons Walde and landscape painting

Around 1928, Walde finally found his own style inspired by the mountains of his homeland. He depicted the Tyrolean landscape, especially winter landscapes, and its robust people in pastel colours.

One of his most famous paintings entitled Bergweiler, which he produced in 1935, depicts a mountain station populated by people in bright, colourful and contrasting tones.

Throughout his life, the theme of the mountains remained his favourite subject. He depicted all the activities that could take place there, such as skiing, as can be seen in his painting entitled Ascension of the skiers, which he painted in 1931, where we can admire a grandiose snowy landscape and a blue sky in which skiers in tee-shirts are moving about.

At the end of the 1930s, the Gestapo entered his house several times before throwing him in prison for two months for defamation.

In the 1940s he had architectural projects such as redesigning a ski resort hotel and a new school. At the end of his life, he turned to nudes, flowers and sports motifs.

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