Welcome to the homepage of the artist Franz Lerch!


The artist Franz Lerch is one of the most important representatives of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Realism) in Austria. Although he and his wife had to leave Austria in the late 1930s because of her Jewish background. Before the departure he destroyed a large part of his works and after the emigration Lerch painted only in his leisure time. Thus there are only a few paintings preserved. His nudes, portraits and landscapes are characterized by a formal strength and rich colours.


On the following pages you can find information to life and work of the artist Franz Lerch. Widder Fine Arts in Vienna specializes on art from the Interwar Period and gladly advises you an all questions regarding Franz Lerch. If you own a painting by Franz Lerch and you want to sell it do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone at 01/512 45 69 or 0676/629 81 21 or send us an e-mail to office@kunsthandelwidder.com.

We kindly invite you to visit us in our gallery in Vienna and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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