THE BEGINNINGS

naturalistic drawings and watercolours

Early art studies

In the youth and as a young adult, the artistic work is characterised by observation and naturalistic drawings and watercolours, as well as by trying out a wide variety of techniques. The development is accompanied by the art teacher Sigurt Gottwein. The painters who exert the greatest influence during this period are Caspar David Friedrich, Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch and Edward Hopper. Novalis and Hermann Hesse are read with enthusiasm.