Private collection, Austria
Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 1933.
XXIX Biennale di Venezia, 1934.
Haus de Deutschen Kunst, Munich 1937.
Albert Janesch was born on June 12, 1889 in Vienna. He primarily was a
portrait, landscape and still-life painter, but also created some larger figural
works. Janesch received his formal training at the Graphic Arts Teaching and
Research Institute and at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His teachers were
Sigmund l’Allemand and Franz Rumpler.
In 1912 Janesch received the Prix de Rome and subsequently stayed from 1912
to 1913 in Italy. During the First World War he served on the Isonzo front-line
as a war artist in the art group of the Imperial and Royal Press Quartier. He first
worked in Belgrade, then Trieste until the autumn of 1916. In 1917 and 1918 he
was on the Turkish front. In 1916 he received a First Prize in a war memorial
competition. Several paintings from this period are now located in the Museum
of Military History in Vienna. In addition, the Historical Museum of the City of
Vienna hold works by the painter.
From 1919 on Janesch was a member of the Kunsthaus Vienna. In 1924 and
1929 he received the Prize of the City of Vienna; in 1926 in Graz, the Golden
State Medal; in 1927, the Julius Empire Award; and in 1928, the State Prize. In
1928 Janesh exhibited two paintings in the Vienna Kunsthaus and in 1929 at the
50th Annual Exhibition he showed three more works. In 1930 he received the
title of professor and in 1936 he undertook several study trips to Paris. In 1937
he once again received the Prize of the City of Vienna. In 1954 the Vienna
Kunsthaus dedicated an exhibition to the artist and he went on to receive the
Great Golden Medal of Honor and the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and
Art. Janesch died in Vienna on May 10, 1973.