Gottlieb Theodor Kempf von Hartenkampf
1871 Wien - 1964 Achrain/Kitzbühel
From 1888 to 1896, Gottlieb Theodor Kempf von Hartenkampf studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Julius Berger, Leopold Carl Müller, Josef Mathias Trenkwald and August Eisenmenger. The technique of etching he learnt from William Unger. Later, a scholarship enabled him to spend two years in Rome and Paris. Kempf von Hartenkampf first worked as an illustrator, but became increasingly interested in portraiture, figure painting and landscape painting. In the 1890s he received several prestigious prizes. From 1895 to 1899 he participated in the exhibitions of the Vienna Künstlerhaus, of which he was a member. From 1899 to 1901 the artist participated in the exhibitions of the Vienna Secession. In 1903 his work was honoured by the Kaiserpreis. In 1904 Kempf von Hartenkampf participated in the St. Louis World's Fair and was awarded the Kenyon travel grant. His works are represented in numerous important collections: in the Wien Museum as well as in the Belvedere, in the Austrian National Library as well as in the Albertina.
Nachschlagewerke: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Boetticher