Kurt Moldovan

Vienna 1918 - 1977 Vienna

Kurt Moldovan ended his career as a precision engineer in 1938 to pursue his artistic interests and began his graphic design studies at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. After being a soldier at the Eastern Front for five years, he enrolled into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the master’s class of Sergius Pauser in 1945 and attended the evening nude drawing class of Herbert Boeckl. As a founding member of the Austrian Section of the Art Club, Moldovan regularly participated in its international exhibits. By participating in the Biennale of Venice in 1950, his works were acknowledged at the highest level. Participations in the Biennale of Sao Paolo in 1954 and in the exhibition of the Austrian Pavillon at the World Fair in Brussels followed in 1958. In the same year, Moldovan was honoured with the prize of the City of Vienna. In 1968, he received the Great Austrian Prize of the State.
During his lifetime, Moldovan took educational journeys through all of Europe, Mexico and the USA, where he stayed in New York for a few months. Kurt Moldovan’s unique style made him one of the most significant Austrian draftsmen and watercolour painters.