Friedrich „Fritz“ Hartlauer

b. 1919 in Kumberg near Graz (A), d. 6 September 1985 in Graz (A); Austrian painter, graphic artist, sculptor, craftsman, designer and architect

1945-1948 Non-degree course of studies at Graz school of arts and crafts
1948  Start of his artistic analysis of the human head (research Project)
1955  Start of geometric-symbolic design, focusing on the topics of the original cell or the original cell system, the mystery of the cross and the laws of the fantastic
1962  Participation in the St. Margarethen Sculpture Symposium in Burgenland
1971 First prize awarded by Steweag (Styrian power supplier) in a competition for a large-scale sculpture
1972-1976Involvement in the Stephansplatz Project launched by Karl Prantl
1979Appointment as a professor in Vienna
1982 Award from the federal province of Styria