Michael Fuchs



“Art is the very mirror of who we are, our aspirations
and hopes, o
ur fears and struggles, our loves
and hates.

It reflects our inner self, our dignity and weaknesses
our inadequacies as well as strengths. But art is
therefore a window to a world envisioned by faith

The world of the saints and angels, the heaven of God.
It is from the creator that we originate and have our
being. And so the world of art we create, that is His gift
of inspiration to us. The gift of his tender love.”

Michael has extensive activity as a teacher of old masters painting techniques

Highlights from life and work Michael Fuchs

1952 : born in August in Paris, France.

1954 : Relocation with the mother Geraldine Krongold to Los Angeles and New York

1970 : Moved to Vienna to study painting. Until 1971 lessons with his father Ernst Fuchs. Beginning of an intensive occupation with portrait and nude painting.

1970 to 1971 : guest auditor with Prof. Carl Unger at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna

1971 : Admission to the Master School of Painting under Prof. Anton Lehmden at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Beginning of the occupation with the copper gravure and the glaze painting. Frequent visit in the class of Prof. Rudolf Hausner and Maximilian Melcher. Evening act with Prof. Josef Mikl, guest in the evening with Prof. Frohner at the Angewandte.

1971 to 1976 : extensive study trips to Europe, USA and Israel.

1976 graduation of painting with the degree of an academic painter. Start of exhibition activity: solo exhibition in the former UNIDO building.

1980 : marriage of Cornelia Hagen, beginning of architecture studies at the Technical University in Vienna.  Admission to the master school of architecture under Prof. Gustav Peichl. As a painter, try to find your own expression with the creative means and tasks of architecture. At the same time other activities as a painter, especially in the fields of portrait and sacred art.

1984 : Design of the Stations of the Cross for the Thaddäuskirche in Vienna and the Stations of the Cross for the Schoenstatt Movement in Koblenz am Rhein. Continuation of portraiture and intensive study of watercolor painting.

1988 to 1990 : Portrait assignments of leading personalities of Austria.

1991 : Wall design of Casino Cercle in Kärntnerstraße. Design of the conference room of the trade association of the food and beverage industry.

1992 : Start of cooperation with Austrian Post for stamp design.

1993 : Solo exhibition at the Theater am Zoo in Frankfurt / Main and solo exhibition in the Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna.

1994 : Mural for the Casino in Baden near Vienna

1995 : Solo exhibition Galerie Haas, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

1998 : Presentation of the picture “Hl. Family “to Pope John Paul II on the occasion of his pastoral visit to Austria.


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