Kaiser Hochalm (Detail)


Alfons Walde was strongly influenced by his immediate surroundings: by the imposing natural landscapes of his native Tyrol most evidently so, but also through his exposure to the milieu and mentality of his native culture. Both of these factors are clearly revealed in his work, particularly that of his later period. Regardless of the subject – be it imposing themes of the Kaisergebirge (a mountain range near Kitzbühel), the airiness of the higher mountains in summer, scenes of peasants in the villages, the almost friendly appearance of the mountains around Kitzbühel – Walde’s summer themes literally engulf the viewer in the mood of the settings that he recreated.
Kaiser Hochalm, 1932

Farm in the Kaisergebirge “Kaiser Hochalm”, 1932

Oil on Cardboard, 16.93 x 95.27 in (43 x 71 cm)
privately owned

Einsame Hausung, 1934/35

Solitary Housing “Einsame Hausung”, 1934/35

Oil on Cardboard, 27.56 x 19.29 in (70 x 49 cm)
privately owned

Kitzbühel im Sommer, um 1927/28

Kitzbühel in Summertime “Kitzbühel im Sommer”, about 1927/28

Oil on cardboard, 16.34 x 23.46 in (41,5 x 59,6 cm)
Museum Kitzbühel

Bergsommer, um 1930

Summer in the Mountains “Bergsommer”, about 1930

Oil on cardboard, 23.62 x 16.54 in (60 x 42 cm)
privately owned

In Tirol, um 1936

In Tirol “In Tyrol”, around 1936

Oil on Cardboard, 14.96 x 11.22 in (38 x 28,5 cm)

Wirtshaus in Oberndorf, 1933

Inn in Oberndorf “Wirtshaus in Oberndorf”, 1933

Oil on cardboard, 17.32 x 13.19 in (44 x 33,5 cm)
privately owned

Bergweiler, um 1934

Mountain Ranch “Bergweiler”, about 1934

Oil on cardboard, 19.48 x 27.56 in (49,5 x 70 cm)
privately owned

Bergfrühling, 1937

Summer in the Mountain “Bergsommer”, 1937

Oil on cardboard, 23.58 x 16.53 in (59,9 x 42 cm)

Hornkapelle,um 1924

Horn Chapel “Hornkapelle”, about 1924

Tempera sketch on paper, 3.14 x 5.90 in (8 x 15 cm)