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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Zinkenbacher Artists`Colony

St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Österreich
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The Zinkenbacher Museum is on the first floor of the Music Instrument Museum and is dedicated to those artists who spent their summers here between the two Word Wars.
Each summer a special display is dedicated to one of the artists.

Exhibition 2023
Professors of "The Zinkenbacher Malerkolonie" and their students

The exhibition 2023 is dedicated to the professors of "Zinkenbach Painters' Group" and their students.
Starting with the works of the masters, the main focus will be on the students, deliberately leaving the period of activity of the Zinkenbach painters' group, the inter-war period, and tracing artistic tendencies after 1945.
For the first time in the history of the museum, the majority of the works presented are from the 1950ies, 1960ies and 1970ies.
Two of the artists from the Zinkenbach painters' group were appointed professors to the acadamy of fine arts in Vienna: Josef Dobrowsky and Sergius Pauser. The discussion about concrete or abstract painting was in full swing in Austria at that time and did not stop at master classes of both teachers. In addition to representational art, informal and abstract painting played an important role.
The topic of the training of female colleagues will also find its way into the exhibition. Female artists were only allowed to study at Acadamy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1929 onwards; previously they could only attend the Vienna Women's Acadamy, where Ferdinand Kitt taught. Through him and his student Lisel Salzer, the circle to Zinkenbach painters' group is closed.
The exhibition will feature a variety of works from the collection of "Artothek des Bundes" -the Austrian state collection. On the one hand works from the professors Josef Dobrowsky, Ferdinand Kitt, Sergius Pauser and on the other works from the students Arik Brauer, Wolfgang Hollegha, Alfred Hrdlicka, Josef Mikl, Florentina Pakosta, Lisel Salzer and Peter Sengl.
A comprehensively informative catalalogue deepens the insights into the presented contents and works.
Curator of the exhibition: 
MMag. Claudia Baumann

17th June - 8th Oct daily 2pm to 7pm,
from 21 June every 2nd Wednesday at 17:00 public guided tour.

Dates: (21 June, 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 6 September,
20 September, 5 October.

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adults € 6,50, children until 16 years are free teenager € 4,00, groups from 10 persons € 4,00, guided tour by appointment

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    Zinkenbacher Artists`Colony
    Aberseestraße 11
    5340 St. Gilgen

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