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Fritz Wotruba

 (1907 - 1975)
Fritz Wotruba was active/lived in Austria.  Fritz Wotruba is known for cubist figurative sculpture. geometric abstraction.

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Fritz Wotruba


Fritz Wotruba (23 April 1907, Vienna – 28 August 1975, Vienna) was an Austrian sculptor of Czecho-Hungarian descent. He was considered one of the most notable sculptors of the 20th century in Austria. In his work, he increasingly dissolves figurative components in favor of geometrical abstraction with the shape of the cube as the basic form.

Fritz Wotruba was born in 1907 as the youngest of eight children of Adolf Wotruba (who came from Bohemia to work as a tailor's assistant) and Maria Wotruba, née Kocsi (from Hungary, working as a maid), in Vienna. Adolf was an alcoholic and violent, often beating his sons and his wife - as described in the auto-biography of Elias Canetti, Das Augenspiel, who befriended him in 1933, writing a very   ...  Displaying 750 of 4035 characters.



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About  Fritz Wotruba

Born:  1907 - Vienna, Austria
Died:   1975 - Vienna, Austria
Known for:  cubist figurative sculpture. geometric abstraction