Arik Brauer 2014 in Vienna
Dhe Austrian universal artist Arik Brauer died on Sunday evening at the age of 92 with his family. This was announced by his family to the Austrian news agency APA. The Jewish artist was a painter, graphic artist, set designer and singer. He is one of the main representatives of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and, as a singer, was also a co-founder of Austropop. His large, colorful oil paintings hang in many museums around the world.
Austria’s Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen praised Brauer as an exceptional artist. Growing up with the experience of anti-Semitism, persecution and murder during the Nazi regime, Brauer had become a “critical citizen” and raised his voice for freedom, democracy and solidarity “.