• Walter Koschatzky

 

Born 1921 in Graz, died 2003 in Vienna.

Attends boarding school in Liebenau near Graz
1945 Karl Franzens University in Graz, studies history, history of art and philosophy
1953 museum Joanneum, Graz
1956 director of the ‚Neue Galerie‘
1961 director of the Albertina in Vienna

For more than 25 years intensive activities for the graphical arts, organized 210 exhibitions at the Albertina and plenty of other places in Austria and abroad (USA, Russia, China, France etc.)

Publication: ‚Kunst der Graphik‘, ‚Kunst des Aquarells‘, ‚Rudolf von Alt‘, ‚Albrecht Dürers Landschaftsaquarelle‘ and others

Lectures: at the University of Vienna and Salzburg, member of the jury of the Graphic Biennial in Ljubljana, Krakau, Varna, Puerto Rico.

Versatile promotion of contemporary art like the introduction of the Albertina exhibition ‚Graphics Today‘.

International advocator of the original graphic. Bearer of numerous distinctions (Commander of the British Empire, Großes Verdienstkreuz der BRD, Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen Kunst und Wissenschaft, Großes Ehrenzeichen, Ehrenring des Landes Steiermark in Gold etc.)