Ben Uri collection

Tror, A Mythical Creature

Artist information

Name Ernst Degasperi (1927-2011)

Born Merano, Italy

Died Vienna, Austria

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Ernst Degasperi was born in Merano, Italy in 1927 and initially trained as a mechanic in Vienna, afterwards remaining to study graphics under Prof. Paul Kirnig at the Academy of Applied Arts. From 1952 he worked as a graphic artist, becoming president of the artists group The Spiral and a member of the Austrian Writers’ Associaton, The Circle. In 1985, he founded a private initiative to rescue 200 children from a Philippine leper station. From 1963 onwards Degasperi created more than 30 cycles with more than 550 images and exhibited in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. A number of his works made reference to the Holocaust. In 2003, he was named an honorary citizen of the University of Vienna for his efforts to bring people together and to contribute artistically to an understanding between the world's monotheistic religions.

Object Details

Date 1978

Object type print

Medium etching on paper

Materials and techniques etching (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 32 x 44 cm

Framed 58.5 x 68.2 cm

Signed signed and dated, bottom right: Ernstt Degasperi, 1978

Acquisition gift from the artist 1979

Accession number 1987-73

Display status not on display



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