Robert A. Saurwein Biography

Robert A. Saurwein

Austrian

1907-1942

Biography

Robert A. Saurwein was born in Innsbruck, Austria on July 1, 1907 He attended the Federal Secondary College in Innsbruck, Department of Arts and Crafts, studied at the Stuttgart Academy and went on study trips to Italy and Germany.

 

In the years 1932/33 he was a member of the "Secession Innnsbruck", in 1933/34 and was a member of a group called "Der neue Bund" (The New Covenant). Robert Saurwein created 31 colour woodcuts depicting Tyrolean motifs as well as watercolour landscape paintings and large figural compositions using tempera and oil.

 

Saurwein went missing in action in Serbia in 1942 during the war.