Walter Schmögner

Born in Vienna/Austria on June 11, 1943, he grew up in Toledo/Spain.
He studied graphic arts in Vienna.
His works include paintings and drawings, stage design and sculpture as well as writing and illustrating books.
Extensive stays abroad in Frankfurt/M., Paris, New York, Hamburg, Zurich, Munich and London.
Numerous study trips all over Italy, Spain and North Africa.
He now lives and works in Vienna and Southern Burgenland.
Weekly comic in Standard Weekend Supplement (Album): Co & Mix by Walter Schmögner


Photo: Nikolaus Korab

Curriculum vitae:


2014

Ausstellung "Zeichnungen", Galerie Chobot, Wien, April - Juni 2014

Ausstellungsbeteiligung "kleine monster.GROSSE TIERE", Ausstellungsreihe in Niederösterreich der NöART, Juli - November 2014

Ausstellungsbeteiligung "Sommerfrische 2030", Galerie Erlas, Traunkirchen, August 2014

Ausstellung und Buchpräsentation "Walter Schmögner, Nacht- und Tagbilder meiner Zeit", Galerie im Alten Rathaus, Fürstenfeld, Musik Harri Stojka und Band, Lesung Frank Hoffmann, August - September 2014

Buchpräsentation "Walter Schmögner, Nacht- und Tagbilder meiner Zeit", Freilichtmuseum Gerersdorf bei Güssing, Musik Harri Stojka und Band, 28.Sept.2014


2013

Ausstellungsbeteiligung "Neueröffnung Museum Angerlehner", Thalheim bei Wels, September 2013

Ausstellung "41,6 GRAD" Galerie Erlas, Traunkirchen, August 2013

Ausstellung WALTER SCHMÖGNER - Im Labyrinth, Museum Infeld, Dobrinj, Insel Krk, Juli 2013 bis September 2013

Ausstellungsbeteiligung Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, "From surfaces to space", Mai 2013 bis Oktober 2013

Ausstellungsbeteiligung Museum Würth, Künzelsau A.E.I.O.U.-Austrian Art, Mai 2013 bis März 2014

Ausstellungsbeteiligung Art Room Würth, Böheimkirchen, Österr. Kunst aus fünf Jahrzehnten, Februar 2013 bis September 2013

Ausstellung "Ein Überblick", sowie Buchpräsentation Franz Kafka / Walter Schmögner "Die Verwandlung", Metro Verlag Galerie Wolfrum, Wien, April - Mai 2013

2012

Buchpräsentation "Walter Schmögner NACHT und TAGBILDER meiner Zeit" Albertina, 14. November 2012, Bibliophile Edition, Wien.
Zu diesem Anlass sind bis 6.Jänner 2013 in den Prunkräumen der Albertina Gemälde von Walter Schmögner zu besichtigen.

Ausstellungsbeteiligung "ALBERTINA CONTEMPORARY", Wien von 24.Oktober bis 6.Jänner 2013

"Das Unendliche Buch" von Walter Schmögner erscheint in einer Neuauflage im Metroverlag, Wien

Ausstellungsbeteiligung Museum der Moderne Salzburg, "Ich & Ich" - Selbstporträts aus der Sammlung, 1. März bis 1. Juli 2012

Ausstellung "99 Original - Co & Mix by Walter Schmögner" Kunstverein Paradigma, Linz, März/April 2012

2011

Ausstellungsbeteiligung Sammlung Leopold II "The excitement continues" - 10 Jahre Leopold Museum Wien, Okt. 2011 - Jan. 2012

Ausstellung "Sei still, ich höre was" Kunsthandlung Christine Ernst, Wien, Nov./Dez. 2011

Benefizausstellung 75 Unikatgrafiken von Kurt Zein "Raum für Verdächtige" zu Gunsten des Wiener Roten Kreuzes im MUSA, Wien
21. November 2011

Juni 2011 erscheint das Buch "Ein verücktes Huhn" (Text: Heinz Janisch) im Residenz Verlag, St.Pölten

Ausstellung "The catcher of the eye" Galerie Welz, Salzburg, März/April 2011

2010

Ausstellung aus der Sammlung Infeld, Festsaal Amtshaus Wien Margareten Sep./Okt. 2010

5. März 2010 Präsentation der Vorzugsausgabe zum Film "Walter Schmögner’s Wunderwelt" ein Film von Georg Lhotsky, Musik von Harri Stojka
Leinenmappe mit DVD, 74 Minuten und handcolorierter Lithographie "Guten Tag", 2009 Auflage 35 Stück, Edition Peter Kasperak
Susanne Widl’s Art Lounge, Cafe Korb, Wien

"Druckgraphische Raritäten 1967-2009" 10. 2. Gutruf, Wien – Galerie im Hinterzimmer

2009

Exhibition Galeria Arcis, Sárvár, Hungary July 2009

Am 7. Juni 2009 sendet 3Sat das Filmportrait "Walter Schmögner’s Wunderwelt" (ein Film von Georg Lhotsky mit Musik von Harri Stojka)

Set design for "Der Brandtner Kaspar und das ewig’ Leben" play on Burg Güssing staged by Frank Hoffmann
Opening night: June 26

"Die Venus von Neumarkt – Zeichnung, Malerei, Objekte – 1999 bis 2009" (Venus of Neumarkt – drawings, paintings, objects – 1999 to 2009) May 19 to June 25 Galerie Thiele, Linz

Exhibition and film presentation "Walter Schmögner’s Wunderwelt", Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna

Ausstellungsbeteiligung "Tierisch komisch", Karikaturmuseum, Krems 5. April bis 8. November 2009

2008

Participation in the exhibition "Nach 1970 (After 1970)", Albertina, Vienna (catalogue)

Participation in the opening exhibition of Museum Liaunig, Kärnten (catalogue)

Stage design for "Anatol" performed by Landestheater Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, staged by Joseph Lorenz

Readings at events Bookolino Graz, "Rund um die Burg", Vienna and KIJUBU, St. Pölten

Set design for "Wie es euch gefällt" (As You Like It), Das Wiener Kindertheater im Studio Molière (The Viennese Children’s Theatre in studio Molière), Vienna

"Als die Stifte brannten" (When Pencils were Running Hot) exhibition at gallery Wolfgang Exner, Vienna

"Plakate aus 5 Jahrzehnten – 5 évtized plakátai" (Posters of 5 Decades), Nádasdy Castle of Sárvár, Hungary

Exhibition and wine presentation "Cuvée limmitationes 2008" (label design by W.S.) at the winery Schützenhof, Deutsch Schützen
www.limmitationes.com, www.schuetzenhof.cc

2007

October 19, Gallery of the Federal Province of Burgenland, Eisenstadt; exhibiton and presentation of the Art Calendar published by Kenad & Danek

September 1, "Erotische Arbeiten, Paris – Wien – Neumarkt" (Erotic works, Paris – Vienna – Neumatkt) exhibition at the MuTabor, the Different Kind of Museum in the Castle Tabor, Neuhaus am Klausenbach, www.schloss-tabor.at

June 13, book presentation "Das Drachenbuch" (The Dragon Book) at Kirango main library, Am Gürtel, Vienna

June 1, "Tagebuch – Zeichnungen" (Drawings from the Artist’s Journal) at the gallery Kunstraum Dr. David, Vienna

May 17, "Ausstellungs- und Theaterplakate" (Exhibition Posters and Theater Posters) at the wine presentation “Cuvée limmitatones 2007 (label design by W.S.) at the winery Schützenhof, Deutsch Schützen.
www.limmitationes.com, www.schuetzenhof.cc; music by Joe Fonda

May 16, Book presentation "Das Drachenbuch" (The Dragon Book) – City Library of Wiener Neustadt

May 4, "Nichts ist wie es scheint" (Nothing is what it seems) at Kunsthalle (House of Arts) St Peter an der Sperr, Wiener Neustadt

May 3, Participation in the exhibition "Die Kunst der Verführung – von Schiele bis Warhol" (The Art of Seduction – from Schiele to Warhol) at the Minorite Monastery Tulln

March 7, Bilingual Book Presentation "Das Drachenbuch – Sárkánykönyv" at Mora Ferenc library, Szentgotthárd, Hungary

February 2, Book Presentation "Das Drachenbuch" at the Literaturhaus Mattersburg (House of Literature)

2006

New edition of "Das Drachenbuch" by Residenz Verlag St.Pölten-Wien

October 17, Gallery Welz, Salzburg

July 20, "Der Schwejk", in the course of Rittner Sommerspiele (summer theater festival Ritten) at the Lengmoos commandery, South Tyrol

22. Juni "Gedankenjäger" (Thought Hunter) at the Gallery Elisabeth Michitsch, Vienna

May 20, Exhibition and wine presentation "Cuvée limmitationes 2006" (label design by W.S.) at the winery Schützenhof, Deutsch Schützen
www.limmitationes.com, www.schuetzenhof.cc; music by Roland Neuwirth and Karl Hodina

2005

December 12, Exhibition opening at the Artroom Würth, Böheimkirchen (catalogue)
Music by Harri Stojka & Band

2004

New edition of "Der Bär auf dem Försterball" (The Bear at the Huntsmen’s Ball) by Peter Hacks and Walter Schmögner is published by Eulenspiegel Publishing House, Berlin

Design of the Neue Residenz Publishing House’s autumn programme "Spätlese" (Late Harvest); Salzburg - St. Pölten

"Making.nature" - participation in the exhibition at the gallery OÖ Kunstverein, Linz

Cooperation with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. JINA is mainly engaged in questions of nucleosynthesis processes and energy generation in stars and in stellar explosions from big bang to supernovae. JINA is a Physics Frontier Center of the US National Science Foundation. On the institute’s website, Schmögner’s 1973 book "Das Unendliche Buch" is adapted to the movie "The Story that Never Ends". The movie’s objective is to render understandable complex scientific phenomena in order to explain microphysical problems in the realm of macrophysics. www.jinaweb.org/start.html oder http://www.jinaweb.org/startmovie.html

"Ein Überblick" (An overview) Gallery 1990, Eisenstadt

"Der Etruskische Hund – Objekte 1999-2004" (The Etruscan Dog – objects 1999-2004), Gallery of the Federal Province of Burgenland, Eisenstadt

Jung und Jung Publishing House, Salzburg, publishes an exhibition catalogue for "Der Etruskische Hund – Objekte 1973-2004" (The Etruscan Dog – objects 1999-2004)

"12 Jahre" (12 Years), Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld

"Hirnzyklus 04 etc." (Brain Cycle 04, etc), Gallery Contact in the Palais Rottal, Vienna

2003

Book presentation and photo exhibition "Schmoegner und das indiskrete Licht" (Schmoegner and the Indiscreet Light), at the Café Korb, Vienna

Visiting professor at the European Academy of Journalism, Vienna

Gallery Welz, Salzburg, "Eine Absichtliche Auswahl" (A Deliberate Selection), recent works

Photo exhibition and book presentation "Schmoegner und das indiskrete Licht" (Schmoegner and the Indiscreet Light); Triton publishing house, Vienna; at the Club an der Grenze (Club on the Border), Southern Burgenland

Walter Schmögner is featured by Rainer Rosenberg and Petra Herczeg in the Ö1 radio series "Menschenbilder"

Presentation of the Schmögner Tea Collection for Demmer Tee in "High Tea"

"Zeichnungen und Gemälde" (Drawings and Paintings) at the Infeld Haus der Kultur, Halbturn
Opening address by Dr. Klaus Albrecht Schroeder, director of the Albertina, Vienna

W.A.Mozart’s book "Aus dem poetischen Hirnkasten" (From the poetic brain box), illustrated by Walter Schmögner is published by Jung und Jung, Salzburg-Vienna

2002

Antiquariat Buch & Wein (Kulturverein Schäffergasse, Wien), "Walter Schmögner und Joseph Lorenz lesen Texte von Walter Schmögner" (reading of texts by Walter Schmögner)

"Zarter Aufstieg" (Gentle Rising), exhibition in British Airways Lounge, Vienna airport

New edition of the book "Mrs. Beestons Tierklinik" (Mrs Beeston’s animal clinic) by Renée Nebehay, illustrated by Walter Schmögner, published by NP-Buchverlag, St.Pölten – Vienna

Set design for "Der Theatermacher" (Histrionics) by Thomas Bernhard, Ernst-Deutsch-Theater, Hamburg

Galerie Thiele, Linz, "Die Kopfsammlung und andere Seltsamkeiten" (The head collection and other oddities)

2001

Open Air Museum Ensemble Gerersdorf "Ein Überblick" (An overview)

Galerie Hofstätter "21 Jahre Frühstücksarbeit" (21 years of breakfast work), erotic works 1979 – 2001

Galerie Contact in the Palais Rottal, Vienna; "Seelenbilder" (soul pictures)

Participation in an exhibition at the Szépmüvészeti Muzeum, Budapest

2000

Participation in exhibition at the Rupertinum, Salzburg "Die Intelligenz der Hand" (The hand’s intelligence); catalogue

Visiting professor of the International Summer Academy Salzburg in El Cabrito, La Gomera, Painting Class

Participation in the exhibition of the Albertina Graphics Collection in cooperation with Galerie Martin Suppan (catalogue)

1999

Visiting professor of the International Summer Academy Salzburg in El Cabrito, La Gomera, Painting and Drawing Class

On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M., a new edition of "Das Drachenbuch" is published

Galerie Ammering, Ried im Innkreis

The book "Goethes schlechteste Gedichte" (Goethe’s worst poems), with illustrations by Walter Schmögner, is published by Residenz Verlag, Salzburg

1998

A new edition of "Konrad Vogel - Neues Tierleben"” (Konrad Vogel – New Life of Animals), edited by Friedrich C. Heller and Walter Schmögner, is published by Verlag Christian Brandstätter, Wien – München. The book is presented at a related exhibition at the Natural History Museum Vienna and is awarded the prize "Schönstes Buch Österreichs" (Austria’s most beautiful book)

Galerie der Stadt Salzburg im Mirabellgarten

Visiting professor of the Summer Academy Salzburg, Drawing and Illustrating Class

Galerie Welz, Salzburg

Galerie Frank Pages, Baden Baden

The festival of Austrian film "Diagonale 98", show experimental movies by Walter Schmögner in the section "Kunsttransfer 2" (art transfer 2)

1997

In their series "Artgenossen", TV stations 3-Sat and ORF broadcast a 45-minutes portrait of Walter Schmögner, titled "Unterwegs zur Mitte" (Heading into the middle)

Galerie Contact in the Palais Rottal, Vienna

Retrospektive 1963 – 1996, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien (catalogue)

1996

The monograph "Walter Schmögner", works from 1963 – 1995, is published by Residenz Verlag Salzburg. It is awarded the ORF Prize "Buch des Monats" (book of the month)
Book presentation at Bank Austria’s Kunstforum

For one year, the weekly comic "Co&Mix" appears in the newspaper Standard

Participation in the exhibition "Das Jahrzehnt der Malerei" (The decade of painting), National Gallery of Modern Art in Jaipur House, New Delhi, India

1995

Set design for "Schwejk", staged by Wolfgang Hübsch, Volkstheater Vienna

Galerie Menotti, Baden at Vienna

Kunsthalle Frauenbad, Baden at Vienna, "Neue Arbeiten" (new works)

1994

Set design for "Der Wunderheiler" (Faith Healer) by Brian Friel, staging by Wolfgang Hübsch, Volkstheater, Vienna

1993

Set design for "Die Kantine – Capriccio à la Habsburg" by Wolfgang Bauer. First performance at the Schauspielhaus Graz, staging by Karl Paryla

Galerie Welz, Salzburg

1992

Rupertinum, Salzburg, Works from 1980 - 1992

Participation in the exhibition "Identität: Differenz", Tribüne Trigon, Steirischer Herbst, Neue Galerie Graz (catalogue)

Participation in the exhibition "Das Jahrzehnt der Malerei" (The decade of painting), Szépmüveszeti Múzeum, Budapest

1991

Galerie Thomas Flora, Innsbruck (catalogue)

Participation in the exhibition "Das Jahrzehnt der Malerei" (The decade of painting), Kunstforum Wien (catalogue)

Exhibition "Magische Räume" (magic spaces), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M.

The catalogue "Magische Räume" is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.

1990

Galerie Ammering, Ried im Innkreis

Galerie am Edelhof, Eisenstadt

1989

"Das 12. Tagebuch" (12th Journal) is published in Edition Seitenberg, Wien

Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna (poster)

1988

Illustrations and book design "Das Liederbuch" (the song book), Michael Korth, Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel

Visiting professor at the Fachhochschule Hamburg

1987

Galerie Hanns Christian Hoschek, Graz

Set design for "Nachtausgabe" (late night edition) by Peter Ronnefeld, staging by Wolfgang Weber, State Opera in Künstlerhaus, Vienna (program book/late night edition)

1986

Postage stamp "Faule Birne" (rotten pear); series "Moderne Kunst in Österreich"

Galerie Würthle, Vienna (catalogue)

1983

"Die Welle" (the wave), Galerie der Stadt Iserlohn

"Konrad Vogels Neues Tierleben" (Konrad Vogel’s New Life of Animals), edited by Friedrich C. Heller and Walter Schmögner is published in a paperback edition by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

Galerie Würthle, Vienna (catalogue)

1982

Galerie der Zeichner, Munich

1981

"Das Neue Drachenbuch" is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

NöArt Galerie, Vienna

1980

Illustrations and book design for Robert Walser’s "Das Ende der Welt" (The End of the World), published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

"Der Traum vom Rückenwind" (The dream of favorable winds), a book of stories and photographs is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. It is awarded the Kodak Fotopreis

Galerie Kammer, Hamburg

Kommunale Galerie, Frankfurt/M.

Galerie Paul Facchetti, Zürich

The "Lustmappe" (lust portfolio) with six etchings, Galerie Bloch, Innsbruck

1979

Galerie Haus 11, Karlsruhe

Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris

1978

Galerie Würthle, Vienna

Galerie Goller und Grill, Munich

The art book "Zeit zum Aufbrechen" (time to set out), paintings, drawings and objects from 1973 – 1978 is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. together with a deluxe limited edition containing a color etching (150 samples)

1977

Galerie Brandstätter & Cie., Vienna

Set design for "Sehnsucht" by Gerhard Roth at the Steirischer Herbst, staging by Wolfgang Bauer

Exhibition at the Kulturhaus Graz (catalogue)

Illustrations and book design "Die Stadt" Hermann Hesse, Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

1976

Galerie Haus 11, Karlsruhe

Galerie Bloch, Innsbruck (catalogue)

Galerie Jasa Fine Arts, Munich (catalogue)

In the series "Kunst des Jahrhunderts" (Art of the century), ORF broadcasts a 45-minutes portrait of Walter Schmögner "Mit den Träumen leben" (live with your dreams)

Exhibition (works from 12 years) in the Albertina Graphics Collection, Vienna (catalogue)

1975

Exhibition in Bücherstube Felix Jud & Co, Hamburg

1974

"Das Guten Tag Buch" is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

Galerie Bloch, Innsbruck

Galerie Wolfgang Gurlitt, Munich

1973

Joint exhibition with Theobald Schmögner (father) at Galerie Gras, Vienna

In the ORF series "Impulse", the 30-minutes experimental movie "Fenster vor den Wolken" (window before the clouds) is broadcast

"Das unendliche Buch" is published in Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M.

The art book "W. Schmögner" works from 1969 - 1973 is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. together with a deluxe limited edition containing a color etching (150 samples)

1972

Illustrations and book design "Der Bär auf dem Försterball", Peter Hacks, Verlag Gertraud Middelhauve, Munich – Köln

"Das Etikettenbuch" is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. and is awarded the German Buchkunstpreis

Participation in exhibitions at Musée d’art Moderne, Paris, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kulturhaus Graz

1971

Traumbuch für Kinder, with texts by Friedrich C. Heller, Insel Verlag, Frankfurt a.Main

Die Propellerkinder - 8 days 8 written by writers, illustrated by Walter Schmögner, Verlag Jugend und Volk Vienna Munich

Illustrations and book design "Mrs Beestons Tierklinik", Renée Nebehay, im Verlag Jugend & Volk, Vienna – Munich

German Youth Literature Award of the Bundesministerium für Frauen und Jugend in Bonn

Galerie Schlègl, Zürich

Galerie C. G. Conzen, Düsseldorf

Galerie Wolfgang Gurlitt, Munich

1970

Exhibition "Walter Schmögner - Im Suhrkamp - Haus", during the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Galerie Pethner-Lichtenfels, Wien

Participation in exhibition at Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna

The books "Ploppwu-u-umwhaaash" and "Traumbuch für Kinder" with texts by Friedrich C. Heller are published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. Both books are awarded the German Buchkunstpreis

The art book "Böse Bilder" (naughty pictures) with good texts by H.C. Artmann is published by Verlag Jugend & Volk, Vienna – Munich; special limited edition with two etchings (50 samples)

1969

"Das Drachenbuch" is published by Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/M. (translations into 12 languages). It is awarded the German Buchkunstpreis

1967

Galerie Christian Nebehay, Vienna

1966

Exhibition "Humor, Satire, Ironie" in Internationaler Künstlerclub, Vienna

1964

Set design for "Der Gaulschreck im Rosennetz" by Herzmanovsky-Orlando, staging by Herbert Lederer

1963

First exhibition of pen drawings at Galerie 33 Stufen, Vienna