Biography Fritz WotrubaThe works of the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba (19071975) rank among the classics of modern sculpture. As an internationally successful artist and teacher of several generations of sculptors, Wotruba had a profound influence on Austrian sculpture in the post-war decades and introduced his home country to contemporary international sculpture.
Exhibition Hall, Study Room, and Depot
Wotruba in the 21er Haus in the Exhibition Hall, Study Room, and Depot in the basement of the 21er Haus is conceived as a Wotruba research centre as well as a platform for modern sculpture and further viewpoints from the area of the figure, body, and space. In the Exhibition Hall projects are on display that are alternately curated and produced by the Fritz Wotruba Privatstiftung and the Belvedere. In the Study Room wide-ranging documentationFritz Wotrubas archive/written legacy, photographic archive, and libraryis available to curators, students, and other interested parties for research purposes. The Depot houses the artistic legacy of Fritz Wotruba, which comprises some 500 sculptures in stone, bronze, plaster, and clay, over 2 500 drawings, some 1 500 prints, a few oil paintings and tapestries.
The Study Room and the Depot can be visited and used by appointment only. Tours of the Depot are conducted as part of curator-guided tours of the current exhibition, for groups upon request, as well as in the context of events. The Art Education and Visitors Service Departments of the 21er Haus offer a wide-ranging educational program on Wotruba.