Annemarie Avramidis 1939

After attending the summer academy in Salzburg with Oskar Kokoschka in 1957, she studied under Fritz Wotruba at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1958 on, where she also attended the evening classes with Herbert Boeckl. In 1963 she married her fellow student Joannis Avramidis.
In her examination of sculptures by Maillol, Lehmbruck and Brancusi as well as the archaic Kuroi and Koren of Greece, which she had got to know in the original on study trips, Annemarie Avramidis developed over more than four decades a work of classical aesthetics that documents the female in timeless form. The human being is always at the centre of her pictorial work.

The stone sculptor preferred to work with fine crystalline marble from Carrara or Greece. "Thanks to her sovereign stone treatment, her torsos, groups and heads retain a delicate, almost Greek shell of life and in it the happiness of a striking grace that is still sustainable today. (Christa Lichtenstern)
The artist lived and worked in Vienna.

Works in collections and in public space:
Albertina, Vienna
Community of Vienna
Dichand Collection, Vienna
Museum of Modern Art Rupertinum, Salzburg
Collection Otto Breicha/Philipp Breicha, Salzburg
Heilbronn Municipal Museums
Brusberg Collection, Berlin
Foundation Kasser, USA

 

Fotocredit: © Galerie bei der Albertina | Zetter, Wien
born in: 
Vienna
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lived and worked until 2013 in Vienna
Annemarie Avrmidis in der Galerie Weihergut
Annemarie Avramidis, Kopf Schlafende, 1987, Bronze, Auflage 6 (3 ausgegossen) sign., L 20 cm
Annemarie Avramidis in der Galerie Weihergut
Annemarie Avramidis, La Liberté, Bronze, Auflage 3, 1975-85 sign u. num, H 131 cm
Annemarie Avramidis in der Galerie Weihergut
Annemarie Avramidis, Sitzender Mann, Bronze, 1960, Auflage 6 (3 ausgegossen), H 42 cm
Annemarie Avramidis in der Galerie Weihergut
Annemarie Avramidis, Doppelkopf Mutter und Kind, Bronze, 1981, Aufage 6 (3 ausgegossen), sign. H 26 cm
Annemarie Avrmidis in der Galerie Weihergut
Annemarie Avramidis, Kopf Dämmerung, Bronze, 1990, Auflage 6 (3 ausgegossen), sign. u. num., L 19 cm