1950 - Publishing company Gallery Welz

On the occa­sion of Anton Kolig’s exhi­bi­tion, Welz pub­lished the first pub­li­ca­tion, fol­lowed by anoth­er on Anton Stein­hart in 1949. The suc­cess of these two books prompt­ed the foun­da­tion of the pub­lish­ing house in 1950. With­in a short peri­od of time, the pub­lish­er suc­ceed­ed in gain­ing a pro­fes­sion­al qual­i­ty through its authors and pub­li­ca­tions that gave it an impor­tant place among Ger­man-lan­guage art book publishers.
The first impor­tant pub­li­ca­tions were a mono­graph by Bruno Grim­schitz on Wil­helm Thöny and the port­fo­lios by Hans Maria Wingler on Oskar Kokosch­ka, Orbis pic­tus I and II. This was fol­lowed by a mono­graph on Anton Mahringer and a doc­u­men­ta­tion of the designs for the Mag­ic Flute that Oskar Kokosch­ka had cre­at­ed for the Salzburg Fes­ti­val in 1955.
Fur­ther pub­li­ca­tions and exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logs, includ­ing about Georg Fer­di­nand Wald­müller (1950), mas­ter draw­ings from the Alberti­na: Euro­pean schools from Goth­ic to Clas­si­cism (1964), Salzburg and the Salzkam­mergut (1977), Vien­na and the Vien­nese land­scape (1978) and sum­mer vil­las in the Salzkam­mergut (1983) followed.