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Anton Karlinsky (Austrian, 1872-1945)

'At the Churchyard'

dated 1896


Anton Hans Karlinsky, an Austrian landscape and portrait painter, was born in Vienna on May 4, 1872, and died in Rossatz-Arnsdorf (Lower Austria) March 19, 1945.

At the age of 15, he began an extended period of studies (1887-1894) at the Vienna Academy under Julius Victor Berger and Eduard Peithner von Lichtenfels, followed by a series of study to Germany, Holland and Italy. He lived briefly in an artists' colony in Fahrafeld (Austria), and was also a member of the cooperative of visual artists in Vienna.

As a lieutenant in the reserve, Karlinsky was promoted to active status in August 1914 and drafted into the fighting force in the First World War. For the first three years of the war, he stood on the Carpathian front without interruption. Then he reported to the Austro-Hungarian War Press Headquarters, where he was accepted into the art group in July 1917 and worked on the Russian front. In the spring and autumn of 1918 Karlinsky then worked in Albania and Montenegro.

He received the golden state medal in 1910, the honorary prize of Prince Liechtenstein and the imperial prize in 1911, the prize of the city of Vienna in 1912, the state prize in 1929, and was appointed professor in 1932. His children Elisabeth and Anton studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where Anton the Younger, like his father, became a member of the 'Künstlerhaus' (Vienna Society of Artists).

Sources: Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815-1950, Wien 1965.

Anton Karlinsky (Austrian, 1872-1945) 'At the Churchyard', dated 1896

  • Additional information

    Artist: Anton Karlinsky (1872-1945).
    Signed and dated lower right.
    Medium: Oil on canvas.
    Condition: Very good condition.
    Dimensions: 42 X 53 cm. / 16 ½ x 21 in.
    Frame: 58 x 69 cm. / 22 ¾ x 27 in. Giltwood, very good condition.
    Provenance: Canada.

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