Got­tfried SALZMANN, born in Saalfelden am Stein­er­nen Meer in 1943, stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na from 1963 to 1965 and at the Ècole nationale supérieure des beaux arts in Paris from 1965 to 1968. Since his first exhi­bi­tions in 1968/69 in Linz, Paris and Salzburg, there have been reg­u­lar exhi­bi­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tions in exhi­bi­tions in Euro­pean and Amer­i­can gal­leries and muse­ums. In 1970 Got­tfried Salz­mann began to work with pho­tog­ra­phy. In 1978, the first pho­to exhi­bi­tion of the artist’s works is held in Saint Ger­main-en-Laye. In 1983 Salz­mann trav­els to New York for the first time, exten­sive trav­el activ­i­ties follow.
Got­tfried Salz­mann has received numer­ous prizes and awards includ­ing the Prix de Dessin Pierre David-Weill, Insti­tut de France, Paris; the Theodor Körn­er Prize, Vien­na (1972); the Grand Prize of the Salzburg Cham­ber of Com­merce for Graph­ic Art (Draw­ing) (1975); the Inter­na­tion­al Prize for Water­col­or, Fon­dazione Sinaide Ghi, Rome (1977); the Slavi Soucek Prize, Salzburg (1996) and the Aus­tri­an Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Sci­ence and Art, Vien­na (2011). Works by the artist hang in pri­vate and pub­lic col­lec­tions in Aus­tria, France, Switzer­land, Liecht­en­stein, Korea, Chi­na, the Philip­pines and the USA. Got­tfried Salz­mann quick­ly estab­lished him­self in the art scene as an inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized water­col­orist. He has mas­tered water­col­or paint­ing like no oth­er. Through new views and per­spec­tives, he suc­ceeds in play­ing between rep­re­sen­ta­tion­al­ism and abstrac­tion and gives new impe­tus to water­col­or paint­ing. In his works he brings the poet­ry of cities and land­scapes to light, paints and trans­forms them. Where­as ear­li­er it was land­scapes, lat­er series from large cities fol­lowed. In his works he turns to dif­fer­ent tech­niques and seeks inter­ac­tions with draw­ing, engrav­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, acrylic and oil paint­ing. In the inten­sive study of print­mak­ing, exper­i­ment­ing many times and devel­op­ing new tech­niques such as the photeauforte.
Got­tfried Salz­mann lives and works in Paris.
1969 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.

Exhi­bi­tion at Aren­berg Castle
August 16, 2023 until Jan­u­ary 26, 2024

Art Gallery

Got­tfried SALZMANN, born in Saalfelden am Stein­er­nen Meer in 1943, stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na from 1963 to 1965 and at the Ècole nationale supérieure des beaux arts in Paris from 1965 to 1968. Since his first exhi­bi­tions in 1968/69 in Linz, Paris and Salzburg, there have been reg­u­lar exhi­bi­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tions in exhi­bi­tions in Euro­pean and Amer­i­can gal­leries and muse­ums. In 1970 Got­tfried Salz­mann began to work with pho­tog­ra­phy. In 1978, the first pho­to exhi­bi­tion of the artist’s works is held in Saint Ger­main-en-Laye. In 1983 Salz­mann trav­els to New York for the first time, exten­sive trav­el activ­i­ties follow.
Got­tfried Salz­mann has received numer­ous prizes and awards includ­ing the Prix de Dessin Pierre David-Weill, Insti­tut de France, Paris; the Theodor Körn­er Prize, Vien­na (1972); the Grand Prize of the Salzburg Cham­ber of Com­merce for Graph­ic Art (Draw­ing) (1975); the Inter­na­tion­al Prize for Water­col­or, Fon­dazione Sinaide Ghi, Rome (1977); the Slavi Soucek Prize, Salzburg (1996) and the Aus­tri­an Dec­o­ra­tion of Hon­or for Sci­ence and Art, Vien­na (2011). Works by the artist hang in pri­vate and pub­lic col­lec­tions in Aus­tria, France, Switzer­land, Liecht­en­stein, Korea, Chi­na, the Philip­pines and the USA. Got­tfried Salz­mann quick­ly estab­lished him­self in the art scene as an inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized water­col­orist. He has mas­tered water­col­or paint­ing like no oth­er. Through new views and per­spec­tives, he suc­ceeds in play­ing between rep­re­sen­ta­tion­al­ism and abstrac­tion and gives new impe­tus to water­col­or paint­ing. In his works he brings the poet­ry of cities and land­scapes to light, paints and trans­forms them. Where­as ear­li­er it was land­scapes, lat­er series from large cities fol­lowed. In his works he turns to dif­fer­ent tech­niques and seeks inter­ac­tions with draw­ing, engrav­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, acrylic and oil paint­ing. In the inten­sive study of print­mak­ing, exper­i­ment­ing many times and devel­op­ing new tech­niques such as the photeauforte.
Got­tfried Salz­mann lives and works in Paris.
1969 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.

Exhi­bi­tion at Aren­berg Castle
August 16, 2023 until Jan­u­ary 26, 2024

Art Gallery


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