Museum of the Nötscher Kreis

of the Nötscher Kreis

Museum of the Nötscher Kreis


The Museum des Nötscher Kreis was opened on May 16, 1998 and is dedicated to the life and work of the artists of the “Nötscher Kreis”, who played a decisive role in shaping Austrian art at the beginning of the 20th century with their very individual paintings. This loose grouping of painter friends who were either born in this region - like Sebastian Isepp (1884-1954) and Franz Wiegele (1887-1944) - or moved to Nötsch from abroad - like Anton Kolig (1886-1950) and Anton Mahringer (1902-1974) represents an important artistic phenomenon within Austrian painting in the first half of the 20th century and had a decisive influence on the art of the interwar period in particular.

The museum is housed in the house where Franz Wiegele was born, in the center of Nötsch, and sees itself as a documentation site for the four artists. In its exhibitions, it would like to provide a representative cross-section of their oeuvre as well as an insight into the personal circumstances of the painters by means of contemporary photographs and autographs, as well as to make transparent their numerous, extremely interesting connections to artist colleagues, art historians and intellectuals of their time.

Anton MAHRINGER, Frühlingsfarben, 1963, Privatbesitz ©Graphisches Atelier Neumann, Wien
Anton MAHRINGER, Frühlingsfarben (Ausschnitt), 1963, Privatbesitz
©Graphisches Atelier Neumann, Wien

Current exhibition

April 21 to October 27, 2024