MICHAEL FUCHS
Painter - Graphic Artist - Architect

       Michael Fuchs      

If art is the window to a person's soul, Michael Fuchs has opened a window for me to a beautiful place. The view from this window is thoughtful, provocative, sensitive, compassionate and insightful. I am sure that once you have taken this journey, you too will find, "a beautiful soul".

Kim Barrie

 




 



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For 30 years the artist has endevored to live up to the high standards of print making which have been established over the centuries. He personally produces his own printing plates and has entrusted the best intaglio printers of Europe with the printing of his etchings. All etchings are printed in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. The plate is destroyed after the completion of the edition.
 

In 1998 the artist was honored by giving his Holiness Pope John Paul II a painting of the Holy Family, during the Pontiffs visit to Austria.


Curriculum vitae
Michael Fuchs was born in Paris, France in 1952. He spent his childhood and youth with his mother, Geraldine Krongold, in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1970 he left America to study painting with his father Ernst Fuchs and Anton Lehmden at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, earning a Masters degree in Fine Arts in 1976. In 1980 he commenced with studies in architecture under Gustav Peichl at the same Academy, receiving a Masters degree in Architecture in 1987.

Since 1971 the artist has made extensive trips throughout Europe and the USA, exhibiting in one-man and group shows. He is especially known for his portraits of celebrities, nobility and public leaders as well as private persons and families. Among the work he has been commisioned to do are designs for postage stamps, CD covers, mosaics as well as alter pieces and chapels. His commissions hang in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, Knoxville and Washington D.C. as well as Boca Raton, Denver and Santa Fe. In Europe portraits of his in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Vaduz, Paris, London, Hamburg und Zürich as well as Maastricht and Berlin, Lübeck and in Bremen.

Together with oil painting, Michael Fuchs studied the old-masters technique of etching and has, since 1970, worked continually to build up an impressive repertoire of copper-plate etchings, which has received international recognition. Since 1990 the artist has lived and worked in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna.

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All pictures copyright Michael Fuchs, 1989-2003
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