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HANS RANZONI Vienna 1868 – 1956 Krems a.d. Donau. The son of writer Emmerich Ranzoni studied at the Vienna School of Applied Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in Munich. In 1900 he was a member of the Künstlerhaus for a short time and from 1900–1907 of the Hagebund. After he again took up membership of the Künstlerhaus, Ranzoni became its president from 1919–1921 and from 1929–1937. During the period of the “Ständestaat” (Corporative State), he was a member of the Federal Councillor on Culture from 1934–1938, and in 1935 he also became a member of the Advisory Council on Culture of the City of Vienna. From 1944 on, he lived in Dürnstein and was active in preserving the town’s architecture. His oeuvre encompasses genre, architectural and landscape paintings. Hans Ranzoni the Elder was a member of the artists’ association “Wachauer Künstlerbund”. Ref.: U. Thieme/F. Becker (Ed.), Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, vol. 28, p. 14


HUGO VON BOUVARD 1879 – Vienna – 1959

portrait, genre, landscape and still life painter

1908: studied under Rudolf Bacher at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. 1910: attended Heinrich Knirr’s private school in Munich and then studied under Hans Müller in Dachau and Karlsruhe. 1913: visits to Paris, England, Scotland, Spain, Scandinavia und Russia. 1914: conscripted to the front, 1915: war artist. After the end of the war, in 1921, he joined the Vienna Secession. 1938 to 1948: lived in England, thereafter in Vienna. 1948: member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. Bouvard took part in exhibitions at the Vienna Secession from 1919 on, and those of the Künstlerhaus from 1948 on. ref.: H. Fuchs, Die österreichischen Maler des 19. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1972, vol. 1, K 43; R. Schmidt, Österreichisches Künstlerlexikon, Vienna, 1979, vol. 3, pp. 231 f.