Biography:

1954 born in Zams/Tyrol

1974-1979 studied in the Master Class of Professor MaximilianMelcher at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

1979 Diploma

awarded a foreign scholarship in Luxembourg by Austria's Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.
Maison des Artistes scholarship.

Attended lithography seminar by Rolf Trochsler and Peter Stahlberger in St. Gallen (CH).

Guest student of Professor Tetsuya Noda at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (GEIDAI),
Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo.

Lives and works in Imst, Austria.

Awards:

1977 Golden Füger Award, Vienna, Austria

1979 Uitgeverij Danthe Award, Belgium

1979 Master Class Award, Vienna, Austria

1980 Polish National Museum Award at the 8th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Krakow, Poland

1981 1st Prize at the 11th International Biennial of Graphic Art in Sint Niklaas, Belgium

1982 1st Prize in the City of Innsbruck Art Award, Innsbruck, Austria

1984 Young Talent Award at the International Biennial of Graphic Art "Intergraphik 84", Berlin, Germany

1984 1st Prize at the II. European Triennial of Graphic Art, Grado, Italy

1989 Creditanstalt Award at "Fingerprints '89", Vienna, Austria

1992 IWA Foundation Award at the Biennial of Graphic Art in Ostrava-Havirov, Czech Republic

1992/1993 Double award winner at the International Exhibition of Graphic Art in the Napa Art Center, Napa, California, USA

1995 Gold Medal Winner at the 2nd International Exhibition of Graphic Art in Stockholm, Sweden

2002 1st Prize at the IV. SACHA 2002, Chavantes, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2004 1st Prize at the 3rd Biennial "Lilla Europa 2004", Hallsberg and Örebro, Sweden

2005 Special Award at the 4th LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT EXHIBITION 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria

2006 Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria

2008 Price at the International Print Exhibition Yunnan 2008, Kunming, China

2009 Ehrenpreis at the 1st International Graphik Biennial - China 2009, Fushun City, China

2009 Guanlan International Print Prize at the 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial 2009, Shenzhen, China

2013 Prize of honour of the state Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

2016 Decoration of Honour of the City of Landeck for Art and Culture