Day 4 – Rudolf Hausner

Rudolf Hausner

Austrian psychic realist Rudolf Hausner was born on this day 96 years ago. Like Otto Dix he was deemed ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis but after the war he was able to resume his work, going on to co-found the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.

The Ark of Odysseus (1948), below, is considered to be Hauser’s masterpiece. John Coulthart offers some insight into this painting (and Hauser’s importance) on his blog.

The Ark of Odysseus 1948

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