Viktor Tischler was born in Vienna in 1890 and received lessons in painting at the early age of fourteen. His contemporaries and colleagues used to describe him as a reserved and hard working artist. From 1907 to 1912 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, after that educational journeys led him to the Netherlands, Italy and France. In 1918 he was co-founder and president of the artistic association “Neue Vereinigung”, from 1920 on also a member of the Hagenbund. In 1924 a Tischler monograph, written by Arthur Rössler, was published. In spite of the success in Vienna, Tischler moved to Paris in 1928, where he was in close contact to Josef Floch and Willy Eisenschitz. In 1941, during the German occupation of Paris, he emigrated to the United States and returned to France in 1949. In his early work expressionist, he developed a poetic realism from 1925 on. Tischler, who died in Beaulieu-sur-Mer (France) in 1951, is one of the most important Austrian artists of the interwar years – his works are situated in many Austrian and international museums and private collections.

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