The betrothed couple
1918, oil on canvas,
119 x 90 cm
|1894||Herbert Boeckl was born in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, on 3 June. He made his first attempts at painting at an early age.|
|Studies and first steps|
the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, he decided to study architecture,
though never losing sight of his ambition to be a painter.
He first showed paintings at a joint exhibition. The established architect Adolf Loos introduced him into the artistic Viennese circle to which Egon Schiele, Carl Moll and Oskar Kokoschka also belonged.
|First World War|
|1914-18||Boeckl was called up for war service on the Italian front; he created several war motifs.|