(Image: Stefan Beltzig, Gowanus Canal, 2011 Color Pencil; © Stefan Beltzig)
Stefan Beltzig (b. 1944, Bavaria, Germany)
Born in Bavaria in 1944, the son of a Berlin film maker and dealer in Oriental Antiquities, Stefan Beltzig attempted at first to turn his back on the artistic milieu in which he was raised, dropped out of school and joined a circus troop as an acrobat. After leading the life of a vagabond, which enabled him to travel in India and the Near East, he began to study art. From 1963 to 1964 he worked at Shiraz and Isfahan in Iran where he took up ceramics and sculpture.
After a formal study of art and graduation from the Academy of Art in Munich with First Prize in painting in 1973, he began to emphasize realism and trompe l'oeil- effects in his works. From1979 on, his attention turned solely to drawing.
Education: Graduated with first scholarship prize in Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, 1965-70. Studied ceramics and sculpture in Shiras and Isfahan, Iran, 1964. Studied sculpture at the taller of Lothar Dietz, Munich, Germany, 1962-1963.
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