Karl KORAB was born on April 26, 1937 in Falken­stein / Low­er Aus­tria. From 1957 to 1964 he stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na with Sergius Pauser and Her­bert Boeckl and was award­ed the Mas­ter School Prize and the Gold­en Füger Medal in the first year of the Acad­e­my. Dur­ing his stud­ies he met Ernst Fuchs and Anton Lehm­den, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Vien­na School of Fan­tas­tic Real­ism, and adopt­ed their paint­ing style. From the mid-1960s, Korab devel­oped his own visu­al lan­guage in which he depict­ed peo­ple increas­ing­ly abstract­ly, and expand­ed his artis­tic reper­toire to include the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of cities and machines. From 1980 the sub­ject of land­scape became a pri­or­i­ty for the artist and he began to vary and fur­ther devel­op hous­es and cubes again and again in his works. Since 1960 Karl Korab has par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous exhi­bi­tions and exhi­bi­tion par­tic­i­pa­tions. He has received numer­ous hon­ors and awards, includ­ing the gold medal at the III Bien­nale in Bolzano (1969), the Low­er Aus­tria Cul­ture Prize (1972), the Gold­en Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Ser­vices to the Province of Low­er Aus­tria (1997) and the Great Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Ser­vices to the Province Low­er Aus­tria (2012). The artist’s exten­sive work includes oil paint­ings, col­lages, water­col­ors, draw­ings and graph­ics. His works are in pub­lic and pri­vate col­lec­tions at home and abroad. Karl Korab lives and works in Son­ndorf in the Waldviertel.
1973 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.

Karl KORAB was born on April 26, 1937 in Falken­stein / Low­er Aus­tria. From 1957 to 1964 he stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na with Sergius Pauser and Her­bert Boeckl and was award­ed the Mas­ter School Prize and the Gold­en Füger Medal in the first year of the Acad­e­my. Dur­ing his stud­ies he met Ernst Fuchs and Anton Lehm­den, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Vien­na School of Fan­tas­tic Real­ism, and adopt­ed their paint­ing style. From the mid-1960s, Korab devel­oped his own visu­al lan­guage in which he depict­ed peo­ple increas­ing­ly abstract­ly, and expand­ed his artis­tic reper­toire to include the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of cities and machines. From 1980 the sub­ject of land­scape became a pri­or­i­ty for the artist and he began to vary and fur­ther devel­op hous­es and cubes again and again in his works. Since 1960 Karl Korab has par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous exhi­bi­tions and exhi­bi­tion par­tic­i­pa­tions. He has received numer­ous hon­ors and awards, includ­ing the gold medal at the III Bien­nale in Bolzano (1969), the Low­er Aus­tria Cul­ture Prize (1972), the Gold­en Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Ser­vices to the Province of Low­er Aus­tria (1997) and the Great Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Ser­vices to the Province Low­er Aus­tria (2012). The artist’s exten­sive work includes oil paint­ings, col­lages, water­col­ors, draw­ings and graph­ics. His works are in pub­lic and pri­vate col­lec­tions at home and abroad. Karl Korab lives and works in Son­ndorf in the Waldviertel.
1973 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.


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