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Victor Spahn was born March 20, 1949 in Paris, France of Russian parents. He started his career as a pupil of Andre Lanskoy (1902-1976), a proponent of "lyrical abstraction". After his secondary studies, he worked extensively with mosaics. The sensibility and the techniques developed in this area have strongly influenced his choices in painting and printmaking.
Spahn is known for his paintings, lithographs and serigraphs and mono-prints (hand-enhaced graphic works).
Victor Spahn has participated in the “Salon of Independent Artists”, France, in 1970. One man shows followed in Paris, including one in 1976 for the “Societe Toyota”.
In 1981 he created set-designs for the play Rembrandt of Glass for French Television. The following year he organized his first "movement-themed" exhibition with polo as the subject - which met with great success. Later he began producing images of Golf, Tennis, and Sailing.
In 1988, he created a poster for the World Championship of Handball.
Classical Dancing and Florals are also among his subjects.
Some of the solo exhibitions:
“Etienne Sassi's Galery” - Paris, France (1979-1980-1981)
“Galerie de la place Beauvau” - Paris, France (1983-1987)
“Wally's Findlay Galleries” - Chicago and Florida, USA (1984)
“Galeries des Chaudronniers” - Genève, Switzerland (1985)
“La Galerie du Cygne” - Montreal, Canada (1987)
“Shibuya Seibu Gallery” - Tokyo, Japan (1987-1989)
In 1989, Victor Spahn signed an exclusivity contract with Editions EFFA and published a book on his work.
Submitted by Lui Antal Deak whose sources are the artist's website and interviews with the artist.
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