|Peter Proksch was born in Vienna, on 4.2.1935.
He was the eldest of four children. The father Alfred Proksch was
a commercial artist, the mother was a mannequin. The profession of
the father, obviously stimulated his talent and the interest in drawing
very early, even if this, in the years of war, seldom, if ever, could
be with his family. Also because of the war, the family leaved Vienna
to live in the country until the end of war. Returned to Vienna in
1945, he attended secondary school. From 1950 to 1955 he studied graphic
design at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna, where
he graduated obtaining the masters diploma. As he took a minor interest
in the profession of a graphic designer, he continues, studying painting,
at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna, at first at the masters class
of R.C.Anderen where from he soon changes to the masters class of
Sergius Pauser. There he had the possibility to learn the classical
technique of the old masters. After an other year of studying at the
class of Chr.L.Martin (artistic printing methods) to learn the art
of etching, he completed his studies in 1962. That year, he exhibited
some etchings for the first time. The first personal exhibition followed
in 1963. It was not a great success, but the results were contacts
to galleries, art dealers, collectors and subsequently, possibilities
to exhibit all over the world. Today Peter Proksch is known as one
of the most famous representatives of the Viennese Fantastic Art.
Exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Turin, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf,
Basel, Vaduz, Tokyo, New York, Tel Aviv, Caracas and last but not
least in Vienna, made his work recognized all over the world and you
can find them in many public and private collections.
Gustav Renč Hocke "MYTHS IN NEW MODERN"
/ English /
Belvedere Verlag, Wien 1979
Alexander Giese "BILDER AUSSER DER ZEIT"
Amalthea Verlag, Wien-München 1991
Carl Aigner "MAGISCHE GÄRTEN - MYSTISCHE WELTEN"
Deutsch / English
Amalthea Signum Verlag, Wien 2010
GOLDEN FÜGER MEDAL
by the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna
GOLDEN MEDAL OF HONOUR
by the state of Vienna
MÉDAILLE DE BRONZE EN SECTION
de la Société des Artistes
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