Photo: Anna Mikl

Josef Mikl


1929 Born in Vienna


1946-1948 Attended the graphic art school Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna


1948-1955 Attended the painting master class of Josef Dobrowsky at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


1951–1955 Member of the Vienna Art Club


1956 Cofounded the artist group Galerie St. Stephan (with Wolfgang Hollegha, Markus Prachensky and Arnulf Rainer)


1968 XXXIV. Venice Biennal


1969-1997 Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


1983, 1985, 1988 and 1990 Taught master classes for painting, nude drawing and sculpture at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts


1990 Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art


1994-1997 Painted the large ceiling mural and twenty-two wall murals for the Großer Redoutensaal hall at the Vienna Hofburg palace


2004 Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria


2008 Josef Mikl died in Vienna