Karl Prantl (sculptor)

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Karl Prantl
Prantl Karl Portrait.jpg
Karl Prantl (2007)
Born (1923-11-05)November 5, 1923
Pöttsching, Austria
Died October 8, 2010(2010-10-08) (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.

Prantl died of a stroke at his home on October 8, 2010[1] at the age of 86.

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  1. ^ Der Standaard (October 8, 2010): "Seine Steine Wurzeln"
  2. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1691. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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