H. C. Artmann Autograph: Signed Card of this important Austrian writer.
Postcard size cardboard with authentic Artmann signature " H. C. Artmann 2000 “. Fine condition.
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Hans Carl Artmann ( 1921 - 2000 ), also known as Ib Hansen, was an Austrian poet, best known for his poems written in Viennese (med ana schwoazzn dintn).
Having grown up trilingually, Artmann had an interest in language from an early age on; in 1947, his first publications appeared on radio and in the newspaper "Neue Wege". He joined the "Art Club" in 1951, and worked with Gerhard Ruehm and Konrad Bayer from 1952 on. The same year, he also founded the so-called Wiener Gruppe of avantgarde artists, which he left again in 1958.
Starting in 1954, Artmann travelled Europe extensively; he stayed in Sweden from 1961 to 1965, living in Stockholm, Lund and Malmoe, then went to live in Berlin until 1969, finally settling down in Salzburg in 1972.
He was a founding member of the Anti P.E.N. club in 1973; later that year, he became and stayed president of the Grazer Autorenversammlung until leaving the organization in 1978.
He earned several awards for his achievements in literature during his lifetime, including the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1974, the title of honorary doctor from the University of Salzburg in 1991 and the Georg-Buechner Preis for literature in 1997.