Maria Delago works as a ceramicist, graphic artist and sculptor. Among her most famous works are her small sculptures, glazed genre figures and nativity scenes as well as vases and bowls, which found their way directly from her studio into private households. In addition, she designed large-format sculptures, reliefs and bronze figures that adorn churches, schools and private houses, including the relief of paradise, which has found its exhibition location in the upper rooms of the Eccel Kreuzer Museum.
Her works distinguish a deep understanding of the plastic penetration of forms. Thematically, she preferred religious and folk motifs, as the exhibited “Boznerin” in traditional clothes or the group of the Three Holy Kings exemplify. The figures breathe an unexcited humanity and deep piety, harmoniously in the interplay of forms, colours, attitude and expression.
Born 1902 in St. Leonhard in Passeier.
After training as an educator in Merano, she attends the School of Applied Arts in Vienna 1924-26; after her studies, she moves to Bolzano, where she runs her studio.
In the 1930s further education in Maastricht/Netherlands and Munich, among others at the Academy of Fine Arts 1936. Agitated member of the South Tyrolean Artists’ Association founded in 1946.
Dies 1979 in Bolzano.
Various awards, including the Bronze Medal 1958 at the World Exhibition in Brussels and the Walther von der Vogelweide Prize 1963.
1930 and ’32 Participation in the 5th and 6th Biennale d’Arte di Bolzano, as well as numerous exhibitions in the Dominican Gallery Bolzano, Art Biennale Venice, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck, Tiroler Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Burgenmuseum Rapperswil, World Exhibition Brussels, Galerie Eichinger München.