Matthias Hietz

b. 1923 in Reisenberg, Lower Austria (A), d. 30 May 1996 in Bad Vöslau (A); Austrian sculptor


Studied at the Salzburg school of arts and crafts
1947-1953 Studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, graduating as an academic sculptor
Exchange scholarships in Paris, Rome, London and Egypt
1967-1997Foundation of the Lindabrunn Sculpture Symposium at the suggestion of Karl Prantl
Vice president and director of exhibitions of the Vienna Künstlerhaus and chairman of the Bundeskonferenz der bildenden Künstler Österreichs

He worked in stone, wood and metal and attended numerous international symposia as a sculptor, including Mauthausen, Vancouver in Canada and Suwako and Hagi in Japan. He took part in the Forma Viva sculpture symposium in Portorož in Slovenia and the sculpture symposia in Villány in Hungary and Acolman in Mexico.