The Carinthian artist Otto Eder (Seeboden 1924-1982 Seeboden) studied at the School of Applied Arts in Graz with Walter Ritter and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Fritz Wotruba. In his sculptural and painterly œuvre Otto Eder was concerned with the human figure. Always striving for harmony and unity in his artistic work, Eder reduced the human figure to its essential components and in the form of ice he found the archetype of life. From these reduced elements he finally developed the sculptural system of his figurations in wood, stone and concrete. Eder left behind a convincing and extensive body of work with a striking, memorable formal language.