Encyclopaedia of Austrian
of the Twentieth Century
by Dr. Heinrich Fuchs, Vienna, Austria
Hugo Josef HeikenwaelderPainter in Vienna. Born on May 27, 1949. He dedicated himself from his youth to music, painting, and literature. His father was a pianist (9 years at the Vienna Conservatory) and illustrator (children’s books). His mother had literary ambitions (poetry and short stories). Hugo Josef Heikenwaelder received his artistic training at the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he dedicated himself to the study of the painting techniques of the old masters. His panel paintings are painted using the finest layered-oil technique on copper or precious metals and distinguish themselves by their warm colour harmonies and radiant golden tones.His landscapes and female figures reach an unmistakable and fascinating quality, especially in his miniatures on silver or gold. These small masterpieces, often no larger than 7 x 10 cm, appeal with their fine details and in the proper light, display an extraordinary brillance. His timeless themes and his classic style give his paintings an ”eternal validity” and make them internationally desirable collectibles.
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All three of these criteria are united in the unique creations of a highly-talented artist from Vienna. In his miniatures, small, choice paintings on gold, silver, or platinum, the painter, Hugo Josef Heikenwaelder, creates heavenly landscapes, aristocratic female figures, or seductive scenes full of voluptuous beauty, romanticism, and elegance. All of these masterpieces, timeless in their perfection and often no larger than 7 x 10 cm, are painted on precious metals using the classic oil techniques of the old Dutch masters.
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