The Carinthian artist Oskar Mulley was born at Klagenfurt in 1891. In 1909 he attended the Municipal Vocational School in Munich before he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1910 to 1913. Alois Delug and Rudolf Jettmar were among his teachers. Oskar Mulley made first steps in liberal arts as theater painter in Vienna. In 1918 he relocated to Kufstein/Tyrol, where he found a wide range of motifs in the landscape, eventually becoming a master of mountain painting. As of the mid 1920s paintings of mountain farmsteads and alpine chapels, usually without any figure staffage, came into existence. Owing to the layer of paint’s application in broad and thick lines, the observer feels the mountain landscape‘s scantiness and monumentality. Garmisch-Partenkirchen was Oskar Mulley‘s home between 1934 and the end of his life. Depictions of the mountain landscape remained his preferred motif while the execution became softer and the colors more harmonious.
Works from the Austrian artist Oskar Mulley are in possession of numerous public collections and museums, among them the Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck and many other acclaimed Tyrolean collections, as well as the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich and the Gemeentemuseum at The Hague.
Oskar Mulley died in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1949.