1850 Radkersburg – 1940 Vienna
- “Early in the Morning”
- signed lower right “M. Egner“
- oil on canvas
- 28 × 19 in
rear label with autographic unreadable designation
Marie Egner is, alongside Tina Blau and Olga Wiesinger-Florian, the most significant female Austrian artist in the period around 1900. Her body of artistic work is characterized by the delicate way in which she deals with the subject of nature. With great flair, she uses spontaneous brush strokes to transfer atmospheric sensations, such as the play between light and shadows, to the canvas. This artwork, with its unusual perspective, delicate hues of color and a harmonious use of lighting, shows the striking feeling of nature imparted by this outstanding Austrian painter of Atmospheric Impressionism.
Living in Vienna from 1882 onwards, Marie Egner spent her summer months as a student of Emil Jakob Schindler at Plankenberg Castle in Lower Austria. From 1875, she led her own studio in Vienna and ran a painting school until 1910. After the first World War, she joined the Austrian Association of Women Artists, where a large exhibition was organized for Egner in 1926. Amongst other places, she exhibited her work at the Vienna Künstlerhaus, the Royal Academy in London (1888), the Grand Berlin Art Exhibition of 1898 and the Paris World Fair in 1900.