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Franz Politzer

born 1950, Vienna
Franz Politzer’s paintings are hallmarked by their unusual configurations of landscapes and the way they move between the boundaries of reality. As an artist, he extracts the essence from several different impressions and uses this to create his elaborate compositions.

Politzer’s works never portray specific situations, yet the viewer still has the impression of looking at something familiar, perhaps even something that has already happened. It isn’t uncommon for someone to familiarize themselves with these paintings and then notice the landscape elements that function as both subject and prompt for Politzer’s works.

Franz Politzer was born in Vienna on 2 May 1950. After completing his high school education, he spent two years studying geology, before turning his attention to painting and enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His professor was Walter Eckert, in whose masterclass he studied for five years.

In 1975 Politzer graduated with a diploma. Since then he has worked as a freelance artist, showing his works in numerous exhibitions both at home and abroad, including in Vienna, Linz, Graz, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bonn, Wiesbaden, Coblenz, Hamburg, Munich, Aachen, Bensheim, Maastricht, London and Cambridge. His works have also been exhibited at art fairs in Vienna, Innsbruck, Basel, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Washington, DC.

In 1974 Politzer received the Prize Awarded by the National Capital of Vienna at the Austrian Graphic Art Competition in Innsbruck. In 1992, he was awarded the Rhine Art Prize, which recognizes both the artist and their work. In 1998 he created illusionist productions for the Danube Festival, held in the state of Lower Austria at locations in Krems and St. Pölten. In 2003 he installed the “Media Funnel” in the offices of the Main Echo newspaper in Aschaffenburg. Franz Politzer lives and works in Carinthia.

Transformed Center

The Central View

The Apparent Arc

Oil on panel
signed and dated (20)19
62 x 76,5 cm
Oil on panel
verso inscribed, signed and dated (20)20
47,1 x 66,9 cm
Oil on panel
verso inscribed, signed and dated (20)17
64,4 x 70,2 cm

Transformed Center

Oil on panel
signed and dated (20)19
62 x 76,5 cm

The Central View

Oil on panel
verso inscribed, signed and dated (20)20
47,1 x 66,9 cm

The Apparent Arc

Oil on panel
verso inscribed, signed and dated (20)17
64,4 x 70,2 cm

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