Fritz Koller was born in 1929 in Wolfpassing, Austria, and lived in the House of Artists in Gugging from 1981 until his death in 1994. Fast strokes are the defining element of Koller’s art, who often cut up figures, dismantled objects and buildings into their components and lined them up on paper. The artist almost exclusively created pencil drawings, occasionally using Indian Ink and coloured opaque colours. It only took him a few seconds to complete a sheet of paper – full of verve and sovereign. In 1990, he and the Gugging Artists were awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize. Samples of his work can be found in the Dagmar and Manfred Chobot Collection, Austria.