Franz Hauer

Self-made Man and Art Collector

State Gallery of Lower Austria

Franz Hauer

State Gallery of Lower Austria

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

320 pages | 300 color plates | 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 | © 2019
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9783777432144 Published October 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
The legendary Austrian art collector Franz Hauer started out penniless, the son of a mailman, but went on to establish himself as an eminent art collector. After becoming wealthy by running the legendary Griechenbeisl restaurant in Vienna, he began acquiring art, including seminal modernist works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. He died in 1914, and almost the entire collection was sold in the years following his death. Today, Hauer’s treasures are held by numerous important museums and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. This book reconstructs Hauer’s legendary art collection and sheds new light on the fascinating personality of the first self-made man among the Viennese art collectors.
 
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