Welcome to the homepage of the artist Franz Sedlacek!


Franz Sedlacek is considered as one of the most outstanding Austrian artists of the inter-war period, whose mysterious and still fascinating work resists common classifications. In his early graphic period he drew up surreal and threatening dream worlds that oscillated between the discoveries of Freud’s psychoanalysis and the dubious social alienation of his time. Later he turned towards oil painting and the style of the old Dutch masters. The motives changed from spooky dances to wide, deserted landscapes – they got calmer though not idyllic and rather exemplified the alienation and loneliness of the individual. Here and there – his disappearance in the apocalyptic confusion of the Second World War seems like a tragic fulfillment – Sedlacek acted in his art as a visionary of calamity.    


On the following web pages you find worth knowing about the life and work of Franz Sedlacek. Widder Fine Arts in particular possesses folios of the artist’s graphic oeuvre. Should you be interested in purchasing a drawing, please contact us by phone (0043 - 1 - 512 45 69 or 0043 - 676 - 629 81 21) or e-mail (office@kunsthandelwidder.com). We also gladly welcome you to a personal visit and consultation in our gallery in Vienna.

We also acquire Sedlacek-works. If you possess a painting and want to sell it, we are looking forward to your phone call or e-mail including a photo and a description.

Widder Fine Arts


Johannesgasse 9-13
A-1010 Vienna

Tel/Fax: 0043-1-512 45 69
Mobil: 0043-676-629 81 21


Business hours:

Tue - Fri: 11:00 - 18:00
Sat: 10:00 - 15:00