Paul Kontny (born Pawel Kontny) was born in Laurahuette, Poland in 1923, died in 2002.
Paul Kontny (born Pawel Kontny) was born in Laurahuette, Poland in 1923. A painter of subjects from many parts of the world, Paul Kontny began with wartime sketches and changed to a technique combining abstraction and realism. He was born in Laurahuette, Poland, the son of a wealthy pastry shop owner. He studied architecture, but his studies were interrupted by World War II. Traveling in many countries as a soldier, he sketched various landscapes. In 1945, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Italy.
After the war, he studied at the Union of Nuremberg in Germany. Kontny moved to Englewood, Colorado in the USA where he lived and painted until he died in 2002.
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