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Fritz Aigner Biography


Austrian graphic artist and painter. From 1947 to 1952 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in 1952 he was awarded its top state prize. He was nicknamed “the Rembrandt of Linz” for his dark, Surrealistic self-portraits.

His later years were marked by playful, absurdist imagery where he set his self-portraits in different scenes from antiquity, such as at a waterfront in front of a burning ship, or dressed in an elaborate steampunk contraption. Over the course of his life, he travelled and worked in Spain, Ireland, and London.

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