Anton Dobay, about 1975, © museum gugging

Anton Dobay

1906 - 1986

Anton Dobay used wax crayons or coloured pencils to create free interpretations, mostly while “copying” artworks. He got the originals from the psychiatrist Leo Navratil, who was treating him after a stroke. Impressively post-impressionist, later formally simplistic, he made his mark on the drawing sheet. The wax from his crayons is strongly applied in his pictures, piling up layer over layer. At times it flakes off, creating a picturesque effect.