Walter Pichler

Born 1936 in Deutschnofen, Southtyrol, Italy. Died 2012 in Vienna, Austria



Born 1936 in Deutschnofen, Southtyrol, Italy

Died 2012 in Vienna, Austria

Since 1973, Walter Pichler mainly worked at a remote farmhouse in St. Martin an der Raab in Burgenland, where he also realized architecture for his sculptures. His sculptures and drawings developed in an often long-standing process and a permanent correlation. For Walter Pichler, the drawings were focused on conception in preparation for his meticulous work on his sculptures, but also a kind of liberation from that precision work. Within the exhibition, especially the sculptures Grat and Schlucht illustrate the artist’s recurring examination of topics within his Œuvre. 

Walter Pichler was educated at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Innsbruck and studied at the University for Applied Arts, Vienna. Already from a young age, he was exhibited in renowned international museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1967 and 1975, at the Documenta 4 in Kassel 1968, at the Austrian Pavilion at the 40thVenice Biennale 1982, at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main 1978, at the MAK, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna 1988 and 2011, the Generali Foundation, Vienna 1998, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam 1998 and the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg 2016/17. 

Galerie Krinzinger exhibited Walter Pichler already in 1988 with the solo exhibition Das Türmchen.