· We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation.
Walter Langhammer was born in Graz, Austria in 1905. He studied at the Vienna Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) under Ferdinand Andri, Hans Tichy, and Josef Jungwirth. He married Käthe Urbach, daughter of Otto Urbach, a German-Jewish social democrat. In 1938, due to his wife's Jewish background and his own political beliefs, he was forced to emigrate to Bombay, India. Langhammer worked as an art director at the Times of India and took an active part in the cultural scene in Bombay. He joined and exhibited with existing Indian artists' groups such as Bombay Art Society and he also formed close friendships with other Austrian exiles. In 1957 he and his wife emigrated to London, where he would never achieve the artistic success he had in India. He died in 1977.
Reproductions and Permissions
We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation. For usage policies and to request higher resolution images, see Reproductions and Permissions.
Langhammer, Walter, 1905-1977: Plaza with Marketplace, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 2015.07.
Search for Artist in DigiBaeck
DigiBaeck is the Leo Baeck Institute's online repository of digital collections. It contains all of LBI's digitized materials, including art works (with everything in the Griffinger Art Catalog and more), archival collections, photographs, rare books, and periodicals.