In recognition of a recent generous donation of works from the Georg und Alice Eisler-Stiftungsfonds the Museum der Moderne Salzburg dedicates a solo exhibition at the Rupertinum to the painter Georg Eisler (1928–1998 Vienna, AT). The new accessions complement the museum’s existing ensemble of works by the artist, allowing for this unprecedented presentation of a comprehensive survey of his oeuvre.
About Georg Eisler
Georg Eisler grew up in exile in Moscow and Prague and eventually in Great Britain. It was there that his creative talent was molded at various art schools. After the end of World War II, Eisler was one of the few Austrian artists who returned from exile, settling in his native Vienna.
The human being stands at the center of Eisler’s art. Portraits vividly render the personalities of relatives, friends, and associates; in other pictures, the individual is lost in the anonymity of the big city, blending in with the faceless mass. Eisler paints and draws the human being as: a harried pedestrian or shopper at an outdoor market, as a mirthless subway driver, coffee shop patron, or anonymous voyeur in bars and nightclubs. He is especially fascinated with public demonstrations. His political work, in particular, is newly topical today.
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