Josef Telfner (1874 – 1948)

June, 29th - August, 3rd 2019


Stadtmuseum Klausen | Museo Civico di Chiusa
Frag 1,  Klausen 


Josef Telfner is considered one of the most important local protagonists of the Klausner artists' colony. Born in Merano in 1874, he studied with Otto Seitz at the Munich Academy and then with Adolf Hoelzel in Dachau. In 1903 he moved to Gufidaun, where he lived and worked at Aichholzhof. Here he created a huge number of works, which focused on the landscape of the Eisacktal and its people. His powerful, colorful oil paintings are just as masterful as they are unmistakable, as well as his light, watercolors that are reduced to the essentials
Highly esteemed during his lifetime and celebrated in several major exhibitions since 1912 (Klausen, Bolzano, Merano, Innsbruck, Vienna, Munich), he could hardly and did not want to part with his works. This led after the death in 1948 to the fact that he gradually fell into oblivion and was rediscovered only in the late 70s. Telfner is today considered one of the most famous representatives of the late impressionism in Tyrol


The Stadtmuseum Klausen, which owns a valuable collection of works by the artist with the Stiftung von Much and Hilda Tutzer, Aichholz, Gufidaun, now presents a selection of exquisite oil paintings and watercolors from the private collection of the bookbinding master who died three years ago and art dealer Walter Kompatscher from Brixen


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