Franz Ringel

Peter Pongratz – “Soul.Painting.”

Peter Pongratz was born in Eisenstadt/Austria in 1940. He studied Arts at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien and at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste Berlin and was Assistant from 1966 bis 1970 Assistent for Max Weiler in Vienna.

In 1968  Pongratz founded  die artist group “Wirklichkeiten” together with mit Wolfgang Herzig, Martha Jungwirth, Kurt Kocherscheidt, Franz Ringel und Robert Zeppel-Sperl. (see Wikipedia )

Actually, the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg ( is showing a retrospective of Peter Pongratz from march 18th -to june 2015.

The following picture shows he book “Soulpainting” in a luxury edition of 40 with a colored ink drawing.

Amazing edition.


Franz Ringel : “M.J.M Ringel -change of signature in 1980”

You can see Franz Ringel´s works in private collections as well as in public collections as in the “Albertina” in Vienna, museum of modern art, “Secession” in Vienna ….

In 1980 he changed his signature in order to show his link of the 3 women which were so important for him: his wife Maria, his mother Juliane and his stepmother Margareta.

An example of a small piece of work is the little heart he put into the book “Die Reise nach Petuschki”.

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