Gabriela von Habsburg


Gabriela von Habsburg

Infobox Austrian Royalty|archduchess
name = Gabriela von Habsburg
title = Archduchess and Princess of Austria; Princess of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia


imgw =
full name = Gabriela Maria Charlotte Felicitas Elisabeth Antonia
date of birth = birth date and age|1956|10|14
place of birth = Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
royal house = House of Habsburg-Lorraine
spouse = Christian Meister (1978-1997)
issue = Severin Meister
Lioba Meister
Alena Meister
father = Otto, Crown Prince of Austria
mother = Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen

Gabriela von Habsburg, (born 14 October 1956) is a German sculptor and the granddaughter of Charles I, last Emperor of Austria. Her main works are abstract stainless steel sculptures, but also include stone-printed lithographies. She is also known as Archduchess Gabriela of Austria.

Birth

Gabriela von Habsburg was born in Luxemburg, the fourth child of Crown Prince Otto of Austria and his wife, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen and Hildburghausen. She was baptised with the names "Gabriela Maria Charlotte Felicitas Elisabeth Antonia". She has the title "Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia", with the style "Imperial and Royal Highness". She was raised at her parents' home, Villa Austria, in Pöcking, Bavaria.

Education and career

After graduating in 1976, Gabriela von Habsburg studied philosophy for two years at the University of Munich. From 1978 to 1982, she studied art at the Munich Academy of Arts with Robert Jacobsen and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Since 2001, she has been an art professor at the Academy of Arts of Tbilisi, Georgia. From 2001 to 2005, she was a professor at the Summer Academy of Arts in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany.

Exhibitions

Gabriela von Habsburg has several exhibitions every year. While her focus was more on western Europe and the United States until the 1990s, she now has more exhibitions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Some of her main sculptures (up to 40 ft high) can be seen in public places.

*since 1989 Autoren Galerie 1, Munich, Germany
*since 1989 Susan Conway Carrol Galery, Washington D.C.
*since 2000 Galerie Leupi, Zofingen, Switzerland
*since 2007 Drissien Galerie, Munich, Germany

Public installations

*2007 Moument of the Rose Revolution in Georgia [ [http://www.president.gov.ge/others/rrmE.htm President of Georgia - PressRelease ] ]
*2007 Fountain "Horseshoe and Wheel", Astana, Kazakhstan
*2004 Skulpturschweiz Foundation Sculpture park, Luzern, Switzerland [de icon [http://www.skulpturschweiz.ch/?rub=2 : SkulptUrschweiz : ] ]
*2000 Town of Tbilisi, Georgia
*1999 Town of Bethlehem, Palestine
*1998 Sculpture-park Sárospatak, Hungary
*1998 Galeria Murska Sobota, Slovenia
*1998 City Museum of Skopje, Macedonia
*1997 Municipal Galery of Budapest, Hungary
*1997 Municipality of Hesperingen, Luxemburg
*1997 Town of Letenye, Hungary
*1996 Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
*1995 University of Salzburg, Austria
*1995 Museum for foreign Art, Riga, Latvia
*1994 Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
*1994 Achmatowa Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
*1994 Museion Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
*1994 Voest Alpine MCE, Linz, Austria
*1992 Town of Veszprém, Hungary
*1992 Lankó Dezsö Múzeum Veszprém, Hungary
*1990 National Academy of Science, Washington D.C.
*1985 Museum of the State of Tyrolya (Ferdinandeum) , Innsbruck, Austria

Awards

*1991 Förderpreis für bildende Kunst und Architektur der Sudetendeutschen Landsmannschaft (annual award for Arts and architecture)
*1995 Award of the Masaryk academy of Arts, Prague, Chech Republic
*1996 Monument of the opening of the Iron Curtain, Sopron, Hungary
*2000 Art Award of the European Art Union

*since 1994 she has designed the sculpture of "MediaNet-Award" at the Munich Film Festival
*since 1996 she has designed the sculpture of "VFF TV-Movie Award" at the Munich Film Festival
*since 1997 she has designed the sculpture of "High Hopes Award" at the Munich Film Festival
*since 1997 she has designed the sculpture of "CineMerit Award" at the Munich Film Festival [ [http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/rc/ffm_de/filmfest/cinemerit.asp Filmfest München | Das Filmfest | Preise & Preisträger ] ]
*since 1998 she has designed the sculpture of "Deutscher Filmschulpreis" at the Munich Film Festival

On 26 May 2007 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili granted Georgian citizenship to Gabriela.

Marriage and children

On 30 August 1978, in Pöcking, Bavaria, Gabriela was married civilly to Christian Meister, a German attorney. They renewed their vows in a religious ceremony 5 September 1978, in St. Odile. They divorced in 1997. Gabriela was the only one of her parents' seven children to marry a spouse who had no aristocratic or royal title. They have three children:

* Severin Meister (born 9 January, 1981)
* Lioba Meister (born 20 August, 1983)
* Alena Meister (born 7 September, 1986)

Ancestry

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1= 1. Archduchess Gabriela of Austria
2= 2. Otto, Crown Prince of Austria
3= 3. Regina of Saxe-Meiningen and Hildburghausen
4= 4. Charles I of Austria
5= 5. Zita of Parma
6= 6. Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen
7= 7. Countess Clara Maria of Korff
8= 8. Archduke Otto Franz of Austria
9= 9. Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony
10= 10. Robert I, Duke of Parma
11= 11. Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
12= 12. Prince Frederick John of Saxe-Meiningen
13= 13. Countess Adelaide of Lippe-Biesterfeld
14= 14. Count Alfred of Korff
15= 15. Baroness Hélène of Hilgers
16= 16. Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
17= 17. Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
18= 18. George of Saxony
19= 19. Maria Anna of Portugal
20= 20. Charles III, Duke of Parma
21= 21. Louise Marie Thérèse of France
22= 22. Miguel of Portugal
23= 23. Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
24= 24. Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
25= 25. Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langeburg
26= 26. Count Ernst of Lippe-Biesterfeld
27= 27. Countess Caroline of Wartensleben
28= 28. Count Maximilian Frederick of Korff
29= 29. Countess Gabrielle of Mirbach-Kosmanos
30= 30. Baron Francis Richard of Hilgers
31= 31. Agnes Zernentsch

Literature

Gabriela von Habsburg.Sculpture (English version)By Prof. Mathias Frehner and Prof. Carla Schulz-HofmannBucher GmbH & Co. Druck Verlag Netzwerk; (22. Oktober 2007)ISBN 978-3-902612-31-1

Gabriela von Habsburg.Skulpturen (German version)ISBN 978-3-902612-20-5

Notes

External links

* [http://www.habsburg.de Her official homepage] .
* [http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/rc/ffm_de/filmfest/cinemerit.asp Gabriela von Habsburg cited as Creator of the CineMerit Award]
* [http://www.buchhandel.de/detailansicht.aspx?isbn=978-3-902612-31-1 Book on Gabriela von Habsburg]


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