Peter Krawagna was born in Klagenfurt/Carinthia in 1937. After a painting apprenticeship at the family business, he visited the artschool in Linz in 1954. During this time he got to know the work of Oskar Kokoschka, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Vincent VanGogh. He painted his first portraits and landscapes. From 1958 to 1961 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna at Herbert Boeckl. Afterwards he studied at the Ecole de Beaux Arts at Paris in 1963/1964. In 1965 he moved to Krumpendorf, Carinthia. Krawagna went on many study tours to France, Italy, Africa, India, Greece and Turkey. Since the mid of the 60ies he arranged a lot of single and group shows. The artist lives and works in Carinthia. Peter Krawagna´s art represents a development from the confrontation with Kokoschka, Corinth, Liebermann, van Gogh – great colorists, similar to the Venetian artists. In his paintings Krawagna tries to translate the impression of reality which changes from moment to moment. Although his pictures are created in the context of an ongoing series, they all have their own individual peculiarity. . Meaning and function of the pictures do not represent his style. . In his delicate color compositions his effort to reduce the landscape motif to the edge of abstraction becomes evident. There are only a few areas of colors that can be recognized.