The Chemist by Franz Sedlacek
The Chemist by Franz Sedlacek

The Chemist

The Chemist c1932 by Austrian Painter Franz Sedlacek (1891 – 1945); belonged to the New Objectivity artistic movement which was similar to the Magical Realism movement.

An Art Deco looking piece depicting a chemist working by himself as he makes a preparation, while looking towards a large pane window.

The Chemist is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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Franz Sedlacek was born in Breslau on 21 January 1891, and moved with his family to Linz in 1897. In 1909 he graduated from the Royal High School at the Fadingerstraße. A year later, he moved to Vienna and studied architecture and chemistry.

After serving in World War I, he completed his studies and in 1921 began working at the Technical Museum of Vienna.

In 1913, Sedlacek founded an artistic association in Linz with Anton Lutz, Klemens Brosch, Franz Bitzan, and Heinz Bitzan. Sedlacek began as a graphic artist, and later turned to oil painting.

In 1925 he produced a number of watercolours for Claire Annabel Caroline Grant Duff’s Book The Unicorn.

In 1927, Sedlacek joined the Viennese Secession, an association of artists that was founded by Gustav Klimt and others in 1897.

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