WALTER SIEGMUND HAMPEL
Walter Sigmund Hampel, a genre and portrait painter, was born in Vienna in 1868. He first exhibited at the Viennese Exhibitions with literary subjects and scenes of interiors. At the Jubilee Exhibition of the Artist’s Circle in 1898 he presented a portrait miniature, and in 1911 he was featured in the autumn exhibition of the Society of Artists with the oil painting The Yellow Bedroom.
In 1919 the Watercolour Club organised an exhibition of fifty-three of his works which included watercolour miniatures, works in tempera, and pen and ink drawings. At the Saint-Louis exhibition in 1904 he received the Grand Prix, and at Rio de Janeiro the Grande Medaille d’Or. Hampel's work was also featured in exhibitions in Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf and at the Ice Palace in Munich, as well as Venice and Rome.
The Albertina of Vienna owns many of his studies and watercolours, and the Noyer Pinakothek in Munich holds four of his watercolours. Other museums that contain his work, include The Gallery of Modern Art in Venice and the Municipal Gallery in Vienna.
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