Kirscht, Emile

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Kirscht, Emile Gender: M
Emil Kirscht
born on 11 June 1913 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Rumelange, Luxembourg, 49n28, 6e02
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°00' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°17 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°52'


Luxembourg painter who worked with acrylics and gouache on paper. In 1954, he was a co-founder of the Iconomaques group of abstract artists in Luxembourg. In 1959, he was awarded the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe.

Although Kirscht turned to abstract painting in the 1950s with works such as Composition and Automnal, it was not until the early 1960s when he substituted acrylics for oils that he truly mastered the style. One of his most notable works, Village (1959), makes use of geometrical forms to represent the internal lines and structures of the topic.

The interaction of the different yet harmonious colours are the basis of the structures in his works. In each painting, there is an underlying colour, the proportion of white diminishing ever more as his approach matures.

He died on 26 October 1994 in Esch-sur-Azette.


  • associate relationship with Probst, Joseph (born 18 November 1911). Notes: Cofounders of the "Iconomaques"
  • associate relationship with Stoffel, Michel (born 24 March 1903). Notes: Cofounders of the "Iconomaques"


  • Work : Prize 1959 (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)

Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 93) provided by Sy Scholfield. Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Cofounder of the "Iconomaques")