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Jean Egger
Revolutionary of Modern Painting

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  • , Porträt eines Jünglings (Selbstporträt), 1927
    Jean Egger, Portrait of a Young Man (Self Portrait), 1927

Born Hans Egger (1897 – 1934), the Carinthian painter studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. During a painting sojourn in Sicily, his pictures developed a heightened expressiveness. In Paris, where he lived from 1924, Egger began to sign his portraits of prominent personalities Jean Egger. The French press lauded the bold brushstrokes of his landscapes and of the portraits of his partner Signe Wallin. In 1930, this exceptional artist was at the peak of his career having had an outstandingly well-received solo exhibition in Paris. He spent the last two years of his life, afflicted by a serious illness, on Mallorca where Joan Miró visited him several times. The liberation of colour and the radical dissolution of form in his paintings make him one of the most significant Austrian painters of the interwar period.


The exhibition at the Lentos Kunstmuseum demonstrates the breathtaking modernity of this painter, whose works anticipated the art of the post-war years as early as the 1920s and 1930s.


An exhibition of the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz in cooperation with the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten.

Curator: Brigitte Reutner-Doneus

Date Title Time
Thu 09.02Workshop for Adults: Nude Drawing Jean Egger“

Ein Aktmodell nimmt Posen in Referenz zu Bildern von Jean Egger ein. Der Künstler und Kunstvermittler Klaus Scheuringer unterstützt Anfänger*innen und Fortgeschrittene beim Zeichnen. Falls möglich, bitte Zeichenblock und weiche Graphitstifte mitbringen. Kosten pro Termin (einzeln buchbar): € 6, Anmeldung erforderlich unter +43 732 7070 3614 oder kunstvermittlung@​lentos.​at

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Thu 02.03Workshop for Adults: Nude Drawing Jean Egger“

Ein Aktmodell nimmt Posen in Referenz zu Bildern von Jean Egger ein. Der Künstler und Kunstvermittler Klaus Scheuringer unterstützt Anfänger*innen und Fortgeschrittene beim Zeichnen. Falls möglich, bitte Zeichenblock und weiche Graphitstifte mitbringen. Kosten pro Termin (einzeln buchbar): € 6, Anmeldung erforderlich unter +43 732 7070 3614 oder kunstvermittlung@​lentos.​at

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri 10.03Workshop for Adults: Expressive Painting on Jean Egger

Figurative and landscape-expressive painting are tried out together in relation to Jean Egger. With artist Klaus Scheuringer.

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Fri 24.03Workshop for Adults: Expressive Painting on Jean Egger

Figurative and landscape-expressive painting are tried out together in relation to Jean Egger. With artist Klaus Scheuringer.

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Thu 30.03Workshop for Adults: Nude Drawing Jean Egger“

Ein Aktmodell nimmt Posen in Referenz zu Bildern von Jean Egger ein. Der Künstler und Kunstvermittler Klaus Scheuringer unterstützt Anfänger*innen und Fortgeschrittene beim Zeichnen. Falls möglich, bitte Zeichenblock und weiche Graphitstifte mitbringen. Kosten pro Termin (einzeln buchbar): € 6, Anmeldung erforderlich unter +43 732 7070 3614 oder kunstvermittlung@​lentos.​at

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri 14.04Workshop for Adults: Expressive Painting on Jean Egger

Figurative and landscape-expressive painting are tried out together in relation to Jean Egger. With artist Klaus Scheuringer.

3:00 pm–5:00 pm
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Zur Ausstellung ist ein reich bebilderter Katalog mit Textbeiträgen von Matthias Boeckl, Brigitte Reutner-Doneus, Hemma Schmutz und Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig im Verlag Johannes Heyn.

242 Seiten, deutsch

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