|Ludwig Bürgel |
Ludwig Bürgel, ca. 1931
|Born||August 27, 1901|
|💀Died||May 20, 1980 (aged 78)|
Salzburg, AustriaMay 20, 1980 (aged 78)
|🏫 Education||Academy of Fine Arts Vienna|
|Art on copper plate, Landscapes|
Ludwig (Pollak) Bürgel (August 27, 1901 – May 20, 1980) was an Austrian landscape artist. One of his etchings was a view of Heiligenkreuz Abbey. He was self taught and focused on color etchings. For a few months, Bürgel was appointed as mayor of Heiligenkreuz in 1944.
Ludwig Bürgel was born on Agust 27, 1901 in Vienna, Austria. Bürgel's father, Ludwig Pollak, was a local magistrate, and his mother was Leopoldine Bürgel. In 1926, he took his mother's maiden name "Bürgel". In 1928 he married Leopoldine Glock. They built a home in Siegenfeld, near Baden.
While in Vienna, Bürgel began to produce prints. In his spare time, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Professor Hans Massmann, a teacher at the art Academy. In 1922, he became a freelance artist. His etchings depicted naturalistic landscapes. He and his wife built a house in Baden and his half-sister, Helene, to lived with them. Bürgel and Leopoldine had their son Peter in 1933, followed by their daughter Victoria in 1940.
Bürgel served as mayor of Heiligenkreuz, Vienna from the autumn of 1944 until the end of March 1945. He successor to Martin Spörk. After the war, Bürgel left his home before the Russian occupied Vienna and he moved to Innviertel, Austria.
In 1949, the family moved to Seekirchen am Wallersee, Austria at Lake Wallersee where, after three years, Bürgel bought a plot of land on Bahnhofstrasse and in 1959 finished a house and studio.
There was a Memorial Exhibition for Bürgel on August 27, 2001 in the rooms of the city office in the town hall of Seekirchen. Mayor Spatzenegger opened the exhibition.
Bürgel painted until his death on May 20, 1980 in Salzburg, Austria. He died of heart failure at age 78. He was buried in the cemetery in Seekirchen am Wallersee.[better source needed] His wife managed his estate until 1997 when she retired at age 92.
In his legacy, the city of Seekirchen named the dead-end frontage path that is near main street and the train station Ludwig Bürgel Weg.
- List of Austrian artists and architects
- List of painters from Austria
- Pollak, Peter (2001-09-14). "Ludwig Bürgel". www.seekirchen.com. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
- "Ludwig Bürgel, 1944 - 1945". www.heiligenkreuz.at. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
One of his most famous etchings, a view of Heiligenkreuz.
- Gugg, Anton (1945). Kunstschauplatz Salzburg: Lexikon zur Malerei, Skulptur. Austria: Anton Pustet. p. 76. ISBN 9783702504533. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
Bürgel (Pollak) Ludwig, born in Vienna in 1901, died in 1980, lived in Seekirchen near Salzburg. The self-taught artist primarily created color etchings with vedutes and landscape motifs. The painter and graphic artist was a member of the Salzburger Kunstverein and the "Volksnahen Kunst".Search this book on
- Dopsch, Elisabeth and Heinz (1996). 1,300 years Seekirchen: history and culture of a Salzburg market town. Seekirchen. p. 735. Search this book on
- "Ludwig Bürgel - Memorial Exhibition". www.seekirchen.com. Seekirchen. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
- Ludwig-Bürgel-Weg, 5201 Seekirchen am Wallersee Nominatim map.
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