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Exhibition at Albertina Museum Provides Insights into Max Weiler’s Entire Drawing Career

VIENNA.- Max Weiler (1910 – 2001) was not only a great painter, but also a fascinating and important graphic artist. In more than seventy years of creative activity, he produced an estimated 4000 drawings covering virtually all formats and techniques and forming a collection that is on par with his paintings. The exhibition provides insights into Max Weiler‘s entire drawing oeuvre, focusing on the development and variety of the works as well as the significance they had for the artist himself. Parallel to the paintings, the drawings constitute a world of their own. At the same time, however, they are interrelated – a relationship, which is illuminated with a selection of paintings on display. The work of the painter Max Weiler (1910-2001) has been explored over the past 20 years with the help of numerous exhibitions and scholarly publications. Here, too, his life’s theme of the pictorial crossover between nature and spirituality took centre stage, and the drawi