Born: Vienna, 1879
Died: Vienna, 1967
Arnegger, Alois (1879-1967)
Alois Arnegger was born in Vienna in 1879. He developed his skills training at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under landscape artist Robert Russ (1867-1922) and historical artist August Eisenmenger (1830-1907). Arnegger established a reputation as a fine portraitist and landscape artist, and was particularly well known for his Austrian snow scene paintings.
Although early in his career Arnegger primarily painted depictions of his native Austria, however, in the early 1920s he traveled to Italy and became enchanted with the coastal views along the Mediterranean. He painted vibrant views of Capri, San Remo, Naples, Castellammare and Lake Como. After his extensive travels within the Mediterranean regions, Arnegger returned to his homeland where he painted dramatic Alpine scenes until his death in 1967. Arnegger’s works have sold in New York, Stuttgart, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Munich and Chicago.
Unlike many artists of his time, he was artistically inspired by a pre-Impressionist style rooted in Romanticism and Barbizon School theories.