Her­wig ZENS was born in Him­berg near Vien­na in 1943. 1961 Start of stud­ies at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vienna.
1962 vis­it of Oskar Kokoschka’s “School of See­ing” in Salzburg. 1966 teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion, 1967 diplo­ma in paint­ing with Pro­fes­sor Elsner. From 1987 pro­fes­sor at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na. Retired 2006. Numer­ous prizes and hon­ors, includ­ing Füger­preis, 1965; Pro­mo­tion Prize of the Province of Low­er Aus­tria, 1972; Pro­mo­tion Prize of the State of Vien­na, 1982; Theodor Körn­er Prize, 1986; Medal of Hon­or of the City of Vien­na, 2001; Award­ed the Order of the Mer­i­to Civ­il by Juan Car­los I of Spain, 2002; Sil­ver Commander’s Cross of the Province of Low­er Aus­tria, 2003; Aus­tri­an Cross of Hon­or for Sci­ence and Art of the Repub­lic of Aus­tria, 2011. Trav­els in Europe, Turkey, Per­sia, Egypt and the USA. The artist dies on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2019 in Vienna.
1973 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.

Her­wig ZENS was born in Him­berg near Vien­na in 1943. 1961 Start of stud­ies at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vienna.
1962 vis­it of Oskar Kokoschka’s “School of See­ing” in Salzburg. 1966 teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion, 1967 diplo­ma in paint­ing with Pro­fes­sor Elsner. From 1987 pro­fes­sor at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Vien­na. Retired 2006. Numer­ous prizes and hon­ors, includ­ing Füger­preis, 1965; Pro­mo­tion Prize of the Province of Low­er Aus­tria, 1972; Pro­mo­tion Prize of the State of Vien­na, 1982; Theodor Körn­er Prize, 1986; Medal of Hon­or of the City of Vien­na, 2001; Award­ed the Order of the Mer­i­to Civ­il by Juan Car­los I of Spain, 2002; Sil­ver Commander’s Cross of the Province of Low­er Aus­tria, 2003; Aus­tri­an Cross of Hon­or for Sci­ence and Art of the Repub­lic of Aus­tria, 2011. Trav­els in Europe, Turkey, Per­sia, Egypt and the USA. The artist dies on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2019 in Vienna.
1973 – first exhi­bi­tion in the gallery Welz.


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