Kurt ABSOLON was born on Feb­ru­ary 28, 1925 in Vien­na. Wound­ed sev­er­al times dur­ing the war, he returned to Vien­na, where he attend­ed Robin Chris­t­ian Andersen’s gen­er­al paint­ing school from 1945 to 1949 and, at the same time, attend­ed Her­bert Boeckl’s evening act. In the sum­mer of 1947 he took part in the Salzburg sem­i­nar at Schloss Leopold­skron in Salzburg. In 1950 Absolon became a mem­ber of the infor­mal “Group 50” around Hans Weigel’s cir­cle in Café Raimund in Vien­na. In the fol­low­ing years he cre­at­ed draw­ings and illus­tra­tions for lit­er­ary works. To secure his liveli­hood, Absolon worked as an unskilled work­er at var­i­ous com­pa­nies. Foun­da­tion and spon­sor­ship awards sup­port­ed his artis­tic activ­i­ty. In 1954 he won the 3rd Aus­tri­an graph­ics com­pe­ti­tion in the Tyrolean Art Pavil­ion in Inns­bruck, received the Theodor Körn­er Foun­da­tion Prize in the field of fine arts and art pho­tog­ra­phy in 1955 and was award­ed the City of Vien­na Prize in 1956 and 1958. In 1955/56 Absolon attend­ed Albert Paris Gütersloh’s mas­ter school for paint­ing at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na as a guest audi­tor. In 1957, a grant from the Insti­tute for the Pro­mo­tion of the Arts in Vien­na enabled him to trav­el to Paris and Arles. In the same year Absolon has his first solo exhi­bi­tion in the Galerie Würth­le in Vienna.
On April 26, 1958, Kurt Absolon, only thir­ty-three years old, died in a traf­fic acci­dent in Bur­gen­land. 1968 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.

Kurt ABSOLON was born on Feb­ru­ary 28, 1925 in Vien­na. Wound­ed sev­er­al times dur­ing the war, he returned to Vien­na, where he attend­ed Robin Chris­t­ian Andersen’s gen­er­al paint­ing school from 1945 to 1949 and, at the same time, attend­ed Her­bert Boeckl’s evening act. In the sum­mer of 1947 he took part in the Salzburg sem­i­nar at Schloss Leopold­skron in Salzburg. In 1950 Absolon became a mem­ber of the infor­mal “Group 50” around Hans Weigel’s cir­cle in Café Raimund in Vien­na. In the fol­low­ing years he cre­at­ed draw­ings and illus­tra­tions for lit­er­ary works. To secure his liveli­hood, Absolon worked as an unskilled work­er at var­i­ous com­pa­nies. Foun­da­tion and spon­sor­ship awards sup­port­ed his artis­tic activ­i­ty. In 1954 he won the 3rd Aus­tri­an graph­ics com­pe­ti­tion in the Tyrolean Art Pavil­ion in Inns­bruck, received the Theodor Körn­er Foun­da­tion Prize in the field of fine arts and art pho­tog­ra­phy in 1955 and was award­ed the City of Vien­na Prize in 1956 and 1958. In 1955/56 Absolon attend­ed Albert Paris Gütersloh’s mas­ter school for paint­ing at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na as a guest audi­tor. In 1957, a grant from the Insti­tute for the Pro­mo­tion of the Arts in Vien­na enabled him to trav­el to Paris and Arles. In the same year Absolon has his first solo exhi­bi­tion in the Galerie Würth­le in Vienna.
On April 26, 1958, Kurt Absolon, only thir­ty-three years old, died in a traf­fic acci­dent in Bur­gen­land. 1968 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.


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