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Art Preview: Ernestine & Heinrich Tahedl at the public Art Gallery in Künstlerhaus in Vienna Austria

A large exhibition celebrating the works of renowned Canadian, Austrian-born artist Ernestine Tahedl and her father Professor Heinrich Tahedl will be held in the prestigious public Art Gallery in the Künstlerhaus in Vienna Austria. The official opening of the show, which is expected to be attended by dignitaries from both Canada and Austria, will take place on March 10th, 2016. The show will run until April 17th, 2016.

Ernestine Tahedl was born and educated in Austria and received a Master's Degree in graphic art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. She immigrated to Canada in 1963 and soon earned an international reputation for her artwork. Tahedl’s work is represented in public, corporate and private collections, and galleries in Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Ontario Society of Artists. She has received numerous accolades over the course of her four decade long career including the Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Queen Elizabeth II  Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.  

“Tahedl’s notion of liberation through art comes through her use of colour, her rendering of form, and her sensitivity to light and shadow. She is one of many European-born and educated artists who enjoyed a prolific and respectable career as artists in their adopted country. Never serving the tastes of major art movements or passing trends in art, staying true to her quest for freedom of expression guaranteed her longevity and an unbound creative spirit. Ernestine Tahedl continues to paint the kind of work she enjoys most, while reaping the benefits of recognition and well-deserved appreciation.” - Katerina Atanassova, former curator of the Varley Art Gallery and presently the curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada.

Ernestine Tahedl's father Prof. Heinrich Tahedl (1907-1985) was very well-known in Austria, and celebrated for his work as an artist. Ernestine spent many of her formative years working in close collaboration with her father, executing several public commissions in Austria. This exhibition is the first time their works will be shown together, and is a way for Ernestine to share in the celebration of her father's legacy.

For additional information, please visit the public gallery in Künstlerhaus in Vienna Austria. Ernestine Tahedl is represented by the Bugera Matheson Gallery in partnership with Art Perspective.