Viennese professor to lecture on art at WFU

PaintingBeatrice Ottersböck, an expert on art and architecture, will present a lecture titled “Turn-of-the-Century Art in Vienna: Klimt, Schiele, and Kokoschka” on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Room 102 of the Scales Fine Arts Center at Wake Forest University.

Ottersböck studied with Austrian Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka briefly before Kokoschka’s death in 1980.

PaintingNow associated with the Wake Forest Study Abroad Program at Flow House in Vienna, Ottersböck has 40 years experience teaching and lecturing for American universities.

Flow House, owned and operated by Wake Forest, is a residential study center located in the northwestern section of Vienna known for embassies and diplomatic residences. Each semester a Wake Forest faculty member directs a program related to the culture of the city.

At Flow House, Ottersböck teaches a course in Austrian art and architecture. Generally, at least half of the class time for the course is spent in museums, concert halls, theaters, cathedrals or other institutions in and around the city of Vienna.

PaintingFree and open to the public, Ottersböck’s lecture has appeal for enthusiasts, historians and students of art and architecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Dean of the College and the Flow House and will be followed by a reception in the area outside Room 102 in the Scales Fine Arts Center.

For more information contact Larry West, Director of the Flow House and professor of German and Russian at Wake Forest, at 336-758-5361.

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