Alfred Roller (1864-1935) was an Austrian artist best known for his work in the realm of stage design. Born in Vienna, Roller attended the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he was a student of the renowned professor of architecture and painting, Karl von Blaas. His early career included working as an illustrator and printmaker, and he worked as a set designer for various opera houses throughout Austria and Germany. Roller is credited with pioneering the use of abstraction and geometric forms in stage design, which had a lasting impact on the world of theatre. His most noted works included the sets for Richard Wagner's Parsifal and The Ring of the Nibelung, the latter of which received unanimous critical praise for its innovative design.
Austrian artist, Alfred Roller, stage design, abstraction, geometric forms, Parsifal, The Ring of the Nibelung.
— Mei Wang
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