Max Kahrer 1841 Temesvar – 1937 Klosterneuburg oil on canvas “Au in Klosterneuburg (paradise)”
signed and dated lower right “M.Kahrer 1919”
Max Kahrer studied at the Vienna Akademy of fina arts under Runpler and Griepenkerl. In 1903 he was already active in the Hagenabund and became a member from 1905 to 1907. His first solo exhibition was held at the Klosterneuburg monastery in 1908. During this time he became friends with famous Egon Schiele who drew several portrait studies of Kahrer. He also exhibited at the Secession Exhibition in 1908 an from 1920 in the Wiener Künstlerhaus.
Kahrers main motifs always were depictures of the nature in the vicinity of Klosterneuburg. Portraits and still lives are very rare. His paintings mostly show a friendly and lifelike colour palette. Even when he used mostly blue and green colour tones his paintings never grew cold or rebuking, in contrary, they always celebrated the uplifting spirit and perfection of nature.
Maximilian Kahrer (Timisoara 1878 – 1937 Klosterneuburg) studied at the Vienna Academy under Franz Rumpler and Christian Griepenkerl. In 1903, he was already active in the artists’ association Hagenbund, where he was a member from 1905 to 1907. In 1908, his first self-organized exhibition took place in Klosterneuburg Abbey. During this time, Kahrer also became acquainted with Egon Schiele, who made several portrait sketches of Kahrer. Kahrer also exhibited at the Secession exhibition in 1908 and in the Wiener Künstlerhaus from 1920 on.
Kahrer mainly created landscape paintings from the surroundings of Klosterneuburg. Portraits or still lifes are rarer. His paintings are characterized above all by a friendly, lively color palette. Even with excessive use of cool blue and green tones, his motifs never appear cold or repellent but reflect the beauty of nature.
Today, works by Max Kahrer can be found in the Austrian Belvedere Collection and the Wien Museum.
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