Gütersloh, Albert Paris eigentlich A. Conrad Kiehtreiber
Albert Paris Gütersloh, self-portrait. Painting, 1913 (Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien).
Gütersloh, Albert Paris (real name: Albert Conrad Kiehtreiber), b. Vienna, Feb. 5, 1887, d. Baden (Lower Austria), May 16, 1973, painter and author. In 1912 student of M. Denis and correspondent in Paris, in 1917/18 at war press headquarters. Acquainted with trend-setters in Austrian literature, like H. v. Hofmannsthal, R. Musil, H. Bahr and H. v. Doderer. In 1918/19 with F. Blei, publisher of the newspaper "Die Rettung". First actor and producer, then 1930-1938 professor at the School for Arts and Crafts in Vienna. Debarred from practice by the National Socialists until 1945, 1945-1962 professor at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. 1953-1955 rector, president of the Art-Club throughout its existence; as teacher of A. Brauer, E. Fuchs, W. Hutter and A. Lehmden spiritual founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. His literary works are marked by the development from expressionism to a sensual baroque style. Awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1951 and 1961 and the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 1967.
Works: still lifes, portraits, landscapes, small water-colours of ironic subjects, sketches for tapestries. - Essays: E. Schiele, 1911; Bekenntnisse eines modernen Malers, 1926. - Novels: Die tanzende Törin, 1911; Der Lügner unter Bürgern, 1922; Eine sagenhafte Figur, 1946; Sonne und Mond, 1962. - Narratives: Die Fabeln vom Eros, 1947. - Poetry: Musik zu einem Lebenslauf, 1957.
Literature: F. Thurner, A. P. G. Studien zu seinem Romanwerk, 1970; A. P. G. Beispiele, catalogue of works, 1977; J. Adler, Allegorie und Eros, 1986; U. Storch, "Zwischen den Worten liegen alle andern Künste", doctoral dissertation, Vienna 1989; K. Schröder, Neue Sachlichkeit, Exhibition guide, Kunstforum, Vienna 1995.
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