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"Temptations should be followed!
Who knows if they come back"

Oscar Wilde


Oskar Mulley
Klagenfurt 1891 – 1949 Garmisch

“Mountain chapel”
Around 1936
Oil on canvas, 75 x 120
Signed & inscr. Garmisch u.r.

Oskar Mulley was an expressive landscape painter. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and, alongside Albin Egger-Lienz, Alfons Walde and Ernst Nepo, became one of the most important representatives of Tyrolean art in the interwar period.

Mulley’s talent as a painter was recognized early on by his drawing teacher at school. From the winter semester of 1909/10, he was enrolled at the municipal trade school in Munich.

The artist then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (from 1910-1913). First with Alois Delug and from 1911 with Rudolf Jettmar.

After working briefly as a theater painter in Vienna, he was sent to the front in South Tyrol during the First World War, where he came face to face with the high mountains. Due to a leg injury, Mulley lived in Kufstein/Tyrol as a first lieutenant in the reserve from 1918 to 1933.

The influences of Viennese Art Nouveau can be seen in his early work. From 1925 onwards, his impasto, heroic mountain paintings, painted with thick coats of paint, became famous far beyond the borders. In 1927, Oskar Mulley was accepted as a full member of the Vienna Secession. He was also a member of the Salzburg and Carinthian Kunstvereins and the Vienna Künstlerhaus.

Mulley was described as the “Egger-Lienz of the landscape” in the current press, which reported on his art at the time.

Today, Oskar Mulley is regarded by many national and international experts as the “best mountain painter” of the 20th century.


  • Austrian State Medal in Gold for Landscape Painting, 1937
  • Royal Hungarian State Medal in Gold
  • Silver Medal of the City of Graz
  • Vienna People’s Prize of the Vienna Künstlerhaus


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