Wisinger-Florian, Olga

PAINTER, PIANIST (AUSTRIA)
BORN 1 Nov 1844, Wien - DIED 27 Feb 1926, Grafenegg, Niederösterreich
BIRTH NAME Florian, Olga
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 21, Reihe 01, Nummer 26)

Olga Florian studied the piano under Julius Epstein. She worked as a concert pianist for a few years before trouble with her hand forced her to end her career in 1874. In that same year she marrieed the pharmacist Franz Wisinger. She turned to painting and studied under Melchior Frtisch and August Schaeffer. In 1880 she became a student of Emil Jakob Schindler, who took her along on his travels and influenced her style. In 1881 she exhibited at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna.

After 1884 she no longer worked with Schindler and her style became more realistic. She exhibited at the Viennese Secession and among the buyers of her work was emperor Francis Joseph. She was a member of the Society of Female Artists and Writers.

Related persons
• was pupil to Schindler, Emil Jakob

Images

The grave of Olga Wisinger-Florian at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
• Gruber, Clemens M., Berühmte Gräber in Wien, Von der Kapuzinergruft bis zum Zentralfriedhof, Böhlau Verlag, Wien, 2002
Olga Wisinger-Florian – Wikipedia


Wislicenus, Hans

Published: 06 Jul 2019
Last update: 18 Aug 2022