Marie Egner was born on August 25, 1850 in Radkersburg - Steiermark. She studied at the Municipal Drawing Academy in Graz and together with Olga Wisinger, Florian and Carl Moll she belonged to the students district of Emil Jakob Schindler. Marie Egner was a member of the Austrian Association of Women Artists -VBKÖ. In addition, to many trips to Italy, Marie Egner visited France, where she was confronted with the French Impressionism. The many merging colors: yellow, reddish tones, and pale violet, increase the effectiveness of the green used in most of her paintings. With such impressive works Egner found her own personal style, which made her paintings unlike any of her contemporaries. It dissolved the details more and more in a color space which is probably determined by the subject.
The designs of her images were picked out of the everyday life, with spontaneously executed translated brushstrokes. Egner showed that she knew how to capture the beauty of nature, and preserved the image permanently. Marie Egner left rich and exceptionally high-quality pieces of work. Her works are in the Austrian Gallery in the Upper Belvedere Vienna, the Cultural Office of the City of Graz, in the Galerie Graz, Landesmuseum Lower Austria, further works in domestic and foreign ownership. Marie Egner died almost blind on 31 March 1940 in Maria Anzbach - Lower Austria.
Radkersburg 1850 - 1940 Maria Anzbach
Öl auf Holz 13,5 x 23,5 cm
Stempel der VBKÖ.
Aus dem Nachlass Prof. Marie Egner Weitenberg
Abgebildet im Werksverzeichnis von M. Suppan
R. Feuchtmüller Band II Seite 326 (407)
Ausgestellt: Österreichische Galerie-Belvedere 2004, Seite 105