Alois Fischbach

1926 to 1987, Austria

Alois Fischbach was born in Sollenau in Lower Austria and was a sign painter. After an attempted suicide, he was admitted to the psychiatric clinic in Gugging in 1947.

Starting in 1981, he lived at the House of Artists until his death and usually drew only when he was encouraged by Leo Navratil. His subjects were figures in landscapes as well as animals. His drawings brought him the interest and recognition of others. His works are in the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, for example, and in the collection of Arnulf Rainer, Austria, the collection of Gerhard and Karin Dammann, Switzerland, and in the collection of Dagmar and Manfred Chobot, Austria.


Selected works