Rudolf Hradil

Rudolf HRADIL was born in Vienna in 1925. From 1947 to 1951 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at Robin Christian Andersen, Herbert Boeckl and Albert Paris Gütersloh. During a vacation he was taught by Anton Kolig. Subsequently, he got a scholarship in Paris for 1951 and 1952 he studied in the atelier of Ferdinand Leger. During 1959 and 1960 he was in London and attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Another scholarship for Rome was granted in 1963. In 1964 he became a member of the Secession in Vienna. In 1981, 1982 and 1984 Hradil studied at the International Summer Academy Salzburg at the class for graphics and in 1989 he attended the class for watercolor. Hradil went on a lot of excursions. The artist died in 2007. Rudolf Hradil is one of the most important artists for the Salzburg artist circle. Very important for his artistic development was the influence of his teacher Max Peiffer Watenphul. Among his favorite motifs were landscapes, city views and nature morte. He entirely avoided the representation of human figures. The typical lines are very characteristic of his art.