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Markus-Prachensky

Markus Prachensky - Biography

1932 Innsbruck - 2011 Wien

Markus Prachensky was born in Innsbruck in 1932 as the son of the architect and painter Wilhelm Nicolaus Prachensky. He moved to Vienna in 1952 and studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts under L.ois Welzenbacher. From 1953 onward he studied painting, especially under Albert Paris Gütersloh. Prachensky belonged to the circle of artists attached to the Galerie St. Stephan, which was run by Monsignore Otto Mauer, and participated in their exhibitions and activities. He was a founding member of the Gruppe St. Stephan together with Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl and Arnulf Rainer. After initial attempts in the figural tradition, Prachensky turned to abstract painting in the fifties and remains today a leading practitioner of informal Tachism. Prachensky lived alternatingly in Paris and Vienna from 1957 onward and moved to Berlin in 1963 and to Los Angeles in 1967. He returned to Europe in 1970 and was director of a master-class for painting at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1983 to 2000.

 

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Markus-Prachensky
Farnesina Dixie 2006
Markus-Prachensky
La Battaglia di San Romano - Paris 2010
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La Battaglia di San Romano - Paris 2010
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Umbria Quartetto 1989
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La Battaglia di San Romano - London red 2010
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Farnesina Dixie 2006
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Jalisco 1973
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Berlin 1963
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Rechberg 1966
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Senatus Populusque Romanus 2004
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Solitude 1965
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California revisited 2001
Markus-Prachensky
Farnesina Dixie 2006
Markus-Prachensky
Umbria 1986
Markus-Prachensky
Umbria Quartetto 1989