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Alfred-Stix-Platz (Inzersdorf-Stadt), named in 1959 after the art historian and museum director Alfred Stix (March 22, 1882– June 29, 1957).

Alfred Stix studied art history, history and classical archeology at the University of Vienna from 1904 to 1908. In 1908 he received his doctorate under Franz Wickhoff. He then worked as an assistant to Wickhoff until his death in 1909. Afterwards he worked at the court library in Vienna. From 1923 to 1933 he was director of the Albertina graphic collection in Vienna. During this time he was also editor of the art magazine “Belvedere” (1929–32) and editor of the first three volumes of the “Descriptive Catalog of Hand Drawings in the Albertina Graphic Collection” (1926/1928/1933). From 1933 to 1938 he was director of the picture gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In 1938 he was ousted from office by the National Socialists.

From 1945 Stix was general director of the Vienna State Art Collections, and in 1949 he retired. After his death he was buried at the Sieveringen cemetery.