Lebidzki Eduard (1862-1915)


Canvas, oil
Height: 88 cm
Length: 124.5 cm

Austrian artist Eduard Lebidzki is known as the author of historical, genre paintings and portraits. he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1876-1884 in the studio of Christian Griepenkerl. in 1884-1886, to perfect his painting skills, he visited Italy, Venice, Florence, Rome, Turkey, then visited Paris and Munich. Returning from his trip, he worked in Vienna, where in 1886 he was elected a member of the Association of Artists, at whose exhibitions he demonstrated his works. The artist gained wide fame as a monumentalist and decorator. For the university building in Athens, built by the architect Theophilus Edward von Hansen, he painted frescoes based on the sketches of Karl Rahl in 1889. Together with the Prague artist Alexander Jakisch, he completed frescoes for the imperial baths in Karsbad. The artist is also the author of the mosaic frieze - The Oath of Allegiance to the Peoples of Austria (1900) - in the Vienna Parliament building, for this work he was awarded a medal by Archduke Karl Ludwig in 1903. Lebidzki carried out decorative paintings for the decoration of the Gosslet Palace in Trieste and the palace of Count Cottulinsky in Graz: he painted 8 portraits of actors for the portrait gallery of the Vienna City Theater and two genre paintings for the Prague Rudolfinum.

The artist's paintings were shown at the III International Art Exhibition in Vienna in 1894, where they were awarded the Small Gold Medal, as well as at the International Art Exhibitions in Venice (Venice Biennales) in 1895-1897, and at the exhibition in Hamburg in 1907.