Wacker, Rudolf, b. Bregenz (Vorarlberg), Feb. 25, 1893, d. Bregenz, April 19, 1939, painter and graphic artist. From 1921 worked in Berlin. Initially influenced by expressionism then turned more to New Objectivity (realistic representation of forms in traditional technique). Painted mainly still-lifes, landscapes and portraits. From 1924 lived in Bregenz again; 1925 founding member of the artists´ society "Der Kreis".
Literature: R. W. und seine Zeitgenossen - Expressionismus und Neue Sachlichkeit, exhibition catalogue, Bregenz 1993; K. Schröder, Die Neue Sachlichkeit in Österreich, exhibition catalogue, Kunstforum, Vienna 1995.
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