Karl Prantl (sculptor)
Karl Prantl (2007)
November 5, 1923|
|Died||October 8, 2010(aged 86)|
|Known for||Stone sculpture|
|Awards||Grand Austrian State Prize, 2008|
Karl Prantl (November 5, 1923 – October 8, 2010) was an Austrian sculptor.
Prantl was born in Pöttsching in the Austrian state Burgenland. He studied from 1946 tot 1952 with the painter Albert Paris Gütersloh at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Vienna. As the stone sculptor he became he was an autodidact.
He was the founder of the International Sculpture Symposium. He held his first international symposium (Symposion Europaischer Bildhauer) with 8 participants in the old quarry Römersteinbruch in Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland. Prantl was invited to exhibit work in the Austrian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 1986.
Decorations and awards
- 1962: German Critics Prize for visual art
- 1968: City of Vienna Prize for Visual Arts
- 2005: Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
- 2007: Sparda-Bank West Award for Special Services to the Public Art
- 2008: Grand Austrian State Prize for Visual Arts
- Der Standaard (October 8, 2010): "Seine Steine Wurzeln"
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1691. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
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