Biography Fritz WotrubaThe works of the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (19071975) rank among the classics of modern sculpture. As a successful artist and teacher of several generations of sculptors including Joannis Avramidis, Alfred Hrdlicka and Roland Goeschl, Wotruba had a profound influence on sculpture in the post-war decades. The Fritz Wotruba Privatstiftung in the Belvedere 21 is conceived as a competence and research centre of the artist as well as a platform for modern sculpture and further viewpoints from the area of the figure, body, and space. As part of the ongoing work of documenting and reappraising Fritz Wotrubas work, such results will be presented in thematic exhibitions at the Belvedere 21.
Exhibition Hall, Study Room, and Depot
The Depot houses the artistic legacy of Fritz Wotruba, which comprises some 500 sculptures in stone, bronze, plaster, and clay, over 2, 500 drawings, some 1, 500 prints, a few oil paintings and tapestries. In the study room a wideranging documentation including archive, depot, photographic archive and library is available to curators, students, and other interested parties for research purposes.