Artists

Markus Prachensky

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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    RYTHMES DES CALANQUES - 2009
    Acryl auf Leinwand, 150 x 200 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    CALIFORNIA MILES - 2002
    Acryl auf Leinwand , 120 x 165 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    LUXOR SWING - 1997
    Acryl auf Leinwand
    165 x 120 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    FARNESINA DIXIE - 2006
    Acryl auf Leinwand, 200 x 125 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    CINQUE TERRE - 2003
    Acryl auf Bütten, 53,5 x 78,5 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    SENATUS CONSULTUM - 2005
    Acryl auf Bütten, 70 x 60 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    CINQUE TERRE - 2003
    Acryl auf Bütten, 53,5 x 78,5 cm
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    MARKUS PRECHENSKY
    LA BATTAGLIA DI SAN ROMANO - PARIS - 2010
    Acryl auf Bütten, 58,5 x 79,5 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    LA BATTAGLIA DI SAN ROMANO - LONDON RED - 2010
    Acryl auf Bütten, 58,5 x 79,5 cm
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    MARKUS PRACHENSKY
    LA BATTAGLIA DI SAN ROMANO - FIRENZE - 2010
    Acryl auf Bütten, 58,5 x 79,5 cm

Markus Prachensky was born in Innsbruck in 1932. He moved to Vienna in 1952 in order to study painting and architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts. Together with Josef Mikl, Wolfgang Hollegha and Arnulf Rainer he founded the legendary artist group “Galerie St. Stephan”. During the following years he had alternately lived in Paris, Vienna and Hamburg. In 1967 he moved to Los Angeles. He returned to Europe in 1970 and lived there until 1972. He went on study tours to Italy, France, Spain, Mexico and the United States. Prachensky taught at the Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna. The artist died in 2011. Markus Prachensky is considered to be one of the most prominent of the Austrian Informal art movement. The use of color is very important, particularly red has its special meaning. Apart from the color he applied very clear forms and lines.