Pawel Kontny: Discovery and Renewal

February 1974
American Artist;Feb1974, Vol. 38 Issue 379, p46
The article features Pawel Kontny, whose use of form and color in his paintings reflects his passionate enthusiasm. He was born in 1923 in Laurahuette, Poland and moved to Gleiwitz, Germany when he was 13. He enrolled in an architectural school in Breslau which was interrupted by the onset of World War II. He joined the Union of Nuremberg Architects after the war, and his work gained recognition in 1954 when art patrons started buying his paintings. It describes his paintings as not only of color or line but of having the power of incredible depth.


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