Born. 08.02.1891 in Oberndorf
Died. 11.12.1958 in Kitzbühel
Austrian artist and architect, Secessionist (Art nouveau)
About the artist
Alfons Walde was born on February 8, 1891, in the St. Johann district of Oberndorf in Tyrol. The following year the family moved to Kitzbühel as his father had got work there. After graduating from the Realschule in Innsbruck in 1910, Walde went to study at the Vienna University of Technology. He had always loved painting with watercolor when he was at school, often favouring the expressionistic style. During his studies at the university, he stayed with his aunt and painted the surrounding landscapes and farms. His paintings were exhibited in 1911 and 1913 at the Czichna bookstore and the Vienna Secession
Walde served his time in the army during WWI and was decorated for his services.
In the early 1920s, he returned to Kitzbühel to concentrate on his painting. He submitted more works for exhibitions and worked as a graphic artist, designing posters.
Walde settled on his particular style of painting in the late 20s. He continued to paint the same mountain scenery and farms as he had done when he was younger.
Alfons Walde died from a heart attack on 11 December 1958 in Kitzbühel leaving a legacy of art for others to enjoy.