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    Stefan Nützel

    Inspired by the subtle painting of the Balthus, he studied with him in Paris. Balthus then directed him to Italy to be introduced by Caravaggio to light-dark painting. This was followed by a visit to Madrid, where Velasquez brought him the loose brushwork. A further station of his apprenticeship was six years with Johannes Grützke in Nuremberg. With him, Nutzel got to know integrity and courage, and that pictures do not hurt humor. The last section was extensive painting trips with Sargent. This plein air painting brought the light into Nutzels painting. He now lives as a freelance painter in Austria.

    1967 born in Bayreuth, Germany
    1986-87 Fachoberschule für Gestaltung, Bayreuth
    1987-92 Georg-Simon-Ohm Fachhochschule, Nuremberg Communication design
    1992-98 Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
    Free painting, class Johannes Grützke

    1996-98 free adult education and studio courses, Nurnberg, Germany
    1998- free classes, Vienna, Austria
    2001-2006 Courses in the “Studio Kern” Waldviertel, Austria
    2003-2013 Courses in the Artistic Volkshochschule, Vienna, Austria
    2013- Lektor at the University of Fine Arts Linz, Institute of Fine Art Education, Austria

    EXHIBITIONS: Numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad.


    2016 Participation in the artist’s symposium Atelier an der Donau, Pöchlarn
    2009 Participation Artist Colony No Boundaries, USA
    2008 & 2010 Participation in artist colony Belcista, Macedonia
    2004 Lithographs for the Artclub of Büchergilde Gutenberg
    2002 Participation in the calendar project of Büchergilde Gutenberg


    1998 “Meisterschüler”
    1997 & 95 Class price, class Grützke, Germany
    1995 Leonhard & Ida Wolf Memory, Fürth, Germany