Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Norbert Prangenberg (1949 - 2012)

Portrait of Norbert Prangenberg by Phong Bui

Effervescent sculptor and painter Norbert Prangenberg passed away on June 29, 2012. A professor at the Art Academy in Munich, Prangenberg exhibited his lively, heavily impastoed oil paintings and faience-glazed ceramic sculptures widely in his native Germany. In recent years his international renown had begun to grow; his first solo exhibitions in Britain and the United States coincided with the release of A Child's Vi[r]gil, a collaborative artist's book with John Yau published by Magnolia Editions in 2010.

The staff at Magnolia Editions sends its condolences and best wishes to Prangenberg's family, friends, and students.

Please read a conversation between Yau and Prangenberg at the Brooklyn Rail, which discusses Prangenberg's unusual artistic development and his unique, thoughtful approach to composition.

John Yau and Norbert Prangenberg signing A Child's Vi[r]gil at Yau's home in New York City, 2010

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