Hermann Walenta

b. 23 January 1923 in Drosendorf (A); Austrian sculptor, graphic artist and painter

He has lived and worked in Drosendorf since 1972, working with natural stone, cast stone, wood and bronze.

1940-1941, 1945-1948 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, under Professors Josef Müller and Fritz Wotruba
from 1948  Worked as a freelance artist

Exhibitions in Austria and elsewhere:

1951, 1956Venice Biennale
1957  Antwerp Biennale, Tokyo and Ōsaka Biennales
1960    Participation in the St. Margarethen Sculpture Symposium
1970Sculpture symposia in Lindabrunn and Krastal in Carinthia
1984 Burgas in Bulgaria
1986 and 1987  Nagyatád in Hungary
1990 and 1991 Nagyatád in Hungary


1958   Förderungspreis (Funding Award) of the City of Vienna
1967  Lower Austrian Förderungspreis
1977 Culture Award of the federal province of Lower Austria
1980 Gold medal and title of Accademico d'Italia of the Accademia delle Arti e del Lavoro


His first solo exhibition took place in 1949 during the International Summer Seminars in Alpbach. Following that, he displayed works at numerous solo exhibitions in Paris, Vienna, Munich, Venice, Salzburg, Paris and Palm Beach until 1993. His first involvement in a group exhibition was at the Venice Biennale in 1952, and he subsequently took part in further group exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Monte Carlo, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary and South Tyrol.