MAX WEILER – THE GRAPHIC ARTIST

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in the Pinakothek der Moderne


Press preview: 12.09.2012, 11.00

Opening: 12.09.2012, 18.30

Duration of exhibition: 13.09.-18.11.2012


Max Weiler (1910–2001) is one of the most important and prolific European graphic artists of his generation.

In this exhibition, Max Weiler, who is firmly anchored in the public’s mind as a great painter, is shown for the first time to be an equally important graphic artist – an artist who, beginning around 1930, opened up an additional field of autonomous, creative self-exploration with his works on paper, and who – unerringly and obsessively – worked on an œuvre of outstanding importance right up to his death.


Despite international exhibitions, Weiler’s work has not received the attention of a larger public outside Austria that it deserves.


This exhibition shows a representative selection of some 80 works on paper that were on display in the Albertina in Vienna in the summer of 2011 as part of a much larger retrospective. The aim of the Munich exhibition is to capture the essence of Weiler, the graphic artist, and to trace the different phases of his development from the early Thirties to his late work.


To a great extent Max Weiler was an analytical and experimental artist who reflected the media he used. His graphic development took place in clearly distinguishable phases and leaps, in close analogy to his painting. His struggle to find his own form of expression within the context of international Modernism is articulated in the most varied of techniques he used until the early Sixties and in his small, homogenous groups of works. It was not until 1961, after finding a very personal path to follow in his own painting process – namely his trial sheets – that an uninhibited and meandering flow of drawings emerged: virtuoso works in ink from the Sixties, ranging from the abstract to the expressive, and the mature pencil and ink sheets of the Seventies that unfurled in unrestricted variations, climaxing in his monumental drawings.


A representative catalogue to accompany the exhibition has been published by Hatje Cantz. In addition to a comprehensive documentation of the exhibition, it also includes a number of illustrations of other works as well as comparative illustrations.

Texts by Gottfried Boehm, Regina Doppelbauer, Edelbert Köb and Michael Semff interpret the genesis and highlights of an œuvre in a century of Modernist art (410 pages, 440 colour illustrations).


Further information and pictorial material is available under tel. + 49 (0)89 23805-286 or via e-mail to presse@pinakothek.de.



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This is where you can download high-resolution pictures pertaining to exhibitions of Max Weilers work. The use of these photographs is strictly limited to documenting the exhibition and to the related PR work; they must not be used for commercial purposes. There is no fee for reproduction by the media.

Natur

1932

Aquarell auf Papier
50,3 x 34,9 cm

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Baum im Winter

1934

Bleistift auf Papier
50,6 x 33,6 cm
Albertina, Wien

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Mond am Abend

1949

Feder und Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
50,9 x 40,6 cm
Artothek des Bundes, Dauerleihgabe an der Albertina, Wien

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Gebirge III (Übung 13)

1950

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
40,6 x 50,2 cm
Albertina, Wien

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Naturformen VI

1953

Pinsel und Feder in Tusche auf Papier
49,5 x 65,5 cm
KR Dr. Hans Klocker und Dr. Wolfgang Klocker-Stiftung

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Ohne Titel

1954

Pinsel in Tusche, Bleistift auf Papier
60,2 x 87,8 cm

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Verwandlungen

1957

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
80 x 60 cm
Museum der Moderne Salzburg

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Innen – Außen

1961

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
88,2 x 62,5 cm
Albertina, Wien

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Von außen

1961

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
88,2 x 62,6 cm

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Gesträuch

1967

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
88,2 x 60 cm

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Wie eine Landschaft

1967

Pinsel in Tusche, Grafit auf Papier
60,1 x 70,1 cm

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Ohne Titel

1967

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
88,1 x 60,1 cm

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Strichwesen 3

1976

Pinsel in Tusche
88,2 x 60,2 cm
Albertina, Wien

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Felsspalte

1976

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
87,9 x 60 cm

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Ohne Titel

1976

Pinsel in Tusche auf Papier
87,9 x 60 cm

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Regenwolke

1979

Kohle auf Papier, getönt, auf Leinwand kaschiert
158 x 201 cm

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Schweres Gewitter

1980

Kohle auf Leinwand, grundiert
163 x 300 cm
Albertina, Wien – Dauerleihgabe der Max Weiler Privatstiftung

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Bewachsener Bergrücken

1981

Pinsel in Tusche auf handgeschöpftem Papier
62 x 105,5 cm

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Brocken

1981

Bleistift auf Papier
16,2 x 14 cm

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Island

1981

Pinsel in Tusche auf Japanpapier
36 x 61 cm

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Landschaft

1982

Pinsel in Tusche auf Japanpapier
39 x 61 cm

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Waldsicht

1984

Pinsel in Tusche auf handgeschöpftem Papier, grundiert
103 x 63 cm

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Ohne Titel

1998

Wachskreiden auf Papier
41,7 x 29,5 cm

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Ohne Titel

2000

Wachskreiden auf Papier
29,7 x 21 cm

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Ohne Titel

2001

Max Weilers letzte Zeichnung vom 21. Januar 2001. Er stirbt am 29. Januar 2001.
Wachskreiden auf Papier
21 x 59,2 cm

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