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GERSTL, Richard (1883 - 1908), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GERSTL, Richard (1883 - 1908), Painter

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 September 1883, in Vienna; died 4 November 1908, in Vienna, committed suicide.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes.

Gerstl attended the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna for a short time, but was largely self-taught at the age of 20. Attracted by contemporary developments in music, in 1905 he was in contact with musicians practising atonal, serial and dodecaphonic music under Arnold Schönberg,

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