Otto Beckmann

Year of birth, place
1908, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Year of death, place
1997, Vienna, Austria
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection
Group
Biography

Otto Beckmann studied at the Höhere Technische Gewerbliche Bundeslehranstalt Mödling (1927–1931) and the Kunstgewerbeschule des Österreichischen Museums für Kunst und Industrie (1934/1935). He studied sculpture at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna (1936–1941). 1941–1944 head of the department of metal sculpture at the State School of Arts and Crafts, Krakow. 1945 return to Vienna. 1950–1961 position at the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Since 1958 professor. 1966 first experiments with computing technology. 1969 development of a personal "studio computer” with his son Oskar Beckmann. 1966–1978 founder and head of ars intermedia.
Exhib.: See: ars intermedia.
Lit.: O. B., "Computergrafik – Computerfilm,” in: »Alte und moderne Kunst«, 102, 1969, pp. 36–39. O. B., "Computerplastik, cinematrische Modelle und choreographische Abläufe,” in: »Alte und moderne Kunst«, 102, 1969, pp. 43–46. O. B., "Symposion Zagreb,” in: »Alte und moderne Kunst«, 105, 1969, pp. 54. See also: ars intermedia.

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