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Aleksandr Kostenko - Ukraine
Gerhard Gepp (born 1940) is an Austrian Illustrator, Painter and
Gepp was born in 1940 on the western edge of Vienna in Pressbaum where he still lives and works.
His initial training was in Offset printing.
As an artist he is self-taught.
Between 1964 and 1976 he worked as a Graphic designer and Illustrator.
He received prizes for various pieces of work such as the "Poster Prize" from the City of Vienna and the Milanese "Rizzoli-Preis".
His first publications in various professional journals in Germany and Switzerland followed.
At the same time Gepp worked at advertising photography and staged his own exhibition in the Vienna gallery "Die Brücke".
In 1976 he also started to produce hand-coloured etchings.
From 1976 he was working on drawings, gouachea and oil paintings which were exhibited in Vienna at the BAWAG-Foundation.
Further exhibitions in Austria and Germany followed and at art fairs in Basel, Cologne and Ghent.
Since 1989, his illustrations have focused increasingly on "political satire".
Working with acrylic on cardboard and/or canvas he has continued to receive prizes at exhibitions.
His illustrations frequently appear in German language and international publications.
In 2001 the Austrian "professional" Professor title was conferred on Gepp.