Hans STAUDACHER born on 14 January 1923 in St. Urban (Carinthia), grew up in Villach. Impressed by the painters of the Nötsch circle, he began very early to work artistically as an autodidact and attended the painting school of Arnold Clementschitsch in Carinthia. In 1950 he moved to Vienna and occupied himself with works by Alfred Kubin, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and joined the Vienna Secession. During his numerous stays in Paris from 1954 to 1962, he intensively studied the work of George Mathieu and "Lettrism", the combination of image and writing. In 1956 Hans Staudacher represented Austria at the Venice Biennale. In 1975, together with Cornelius Kolig and Gotthard Muhr, he took part in the XIII Biennial in São Paulo as a representative of Austria. Hans Staudacher is considered a representative of Austrian Informel, Tachism and Action Painting. He created expressive pen and ink drawings and resin paintings, consistently devoted himself to abstract painting, took part in painting events and designed mosaics and stained glass windows. Staudacher participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. His work has been honoured by awards and distinctions, including the main prize of the Tokyo Biennale, 1965, the Cultural Prize of the Province of Carinthia, 1989, the Silver Medal for Merit of the City of Vienna and the Prize for Painting of the City of Vienna, 1983, the Golden Decoration of Honour of the City of Vienna and the Cross of Honour for Science and Art of the Republic of Austria, 2004. The artist lived and worked in Vienna and Finkenstein am Faaker See in Carinthia.
Hans Staudacher dies on 17 January 2021 in Vienna.

Hans STAUDACHER born on 14 January 1923 in St. Urban (Carinthia), grew up in Villach. Impressed by the painters of the Nötsch circle, he began very early to work artistically as an autodidact and attended the painting school of Arnold Clementschitsch in Carinthia. In 1950 he moved to Vienna and occupied himself with works by Alfred Kubin, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and joined the Vienna Secession. During his numerous stays in Paris from 1954 to 1962, he intensively studied the work of George Mathieu and "Lettrism", the combination of image and writing. In 1956 Hans Staudacher represented Austria at the Venice Biennale. In 1975, together with Cornelius Kolig and Gotthard Muhr, he took part in the XIII Biennial in São Paulo as a representative of Austria. Hans Staudacher is considered a representative of Austrian Informel, Tachism and Action Painting. He created expressive pen and ink drawings and resin paintings, consistently devoted himself to abstract painting, took part in painting events and designed mosaics and stained glass windows. Staudacher participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. His work has been honoured by awards and distinctions, including the main prize of the Tokyo Biennale, 1965, the Cultural Prize of the Province of Carinthia, 1989, the Silver Medal for Merit of the City of Vienna and the Prize for Painting of the City of Vienna, 1983, the Golden Decoration of Honour of the City of Vienna and the Cross of Honour for Science and Art of the Republic of Austria, 2004. The artist lived and worked in Vienna and Finkenstein am Faaker See in Carinthia.
Hans Staudacher dies on 17 January 2021 in Vienna.


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