Franz von Zülow 1883-1963


Franz von Zülow was born in 1883 in Vienna. He received his first apprenticeship at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt (Graphic School) in Vienna between 1901 and 1903. In 1906 he visited the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Vienna in the class of Felicien von Myrbach, Kolo Moser and Carl Otto Czeschka. Already in 1905 he worked for the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), in 1908 he became a member of the Viennese Secession. Until 1915 above all Zülow was active as a graphic artist and experimented with different technics, so he made a lot of papercut prints. In 1912 he received fellowship from Liechtenstein and travelled to West Europa. From 1915 until 1919 Zülow was a soldier in the First World War and in war captivity in Italy. After the First World War the teached at the Ceramic Workshops in Schleiß in Gmunden (Upper Austria). In 1922 he and his wife moved to Hirschbach in Mühlkreis (a region in Upper Austria), they divided their life between Vienna and Hirschbach. Zülow was a member of the painter’s colony of Zinkenbach, in 1933 he received the State Award of Austria. In 1942 the National Socialist Party forbid him to paint. From 1949 he worked as a teacher at the Art School (University for Artistic and Industrial Design) in Linz. In 1955 he was nominated for honory member and president of the Artist’s Guild at Mühlviertel (since 2001 named the Zülow Group) and in 1958 honory member of the Viennese Secession.

Franz von Zülow died in 1963 in Vienna.

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