Biography of PETER PAUL OCHS

Peter Paul Ochs (1931-1994): Born in East Prussia, Peter Paul Ochs came to Canada in 1952. He studied in Paris at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere under internationally renowned sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1956), and in Hamburg under Hans Ruwoldt (1957). Ochs exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum (1959), the National Gallery of Canada (1964) and was a founding member of the Sculptors’ Society of B.C. He exhibited at the first outdoor exhibition of BC sculpture at UBC. He was the recipient of a Canada Council Award in 1956. Among his many important installations is the “Story of Raven” at the British Columbia Museum, Victoria, B.C. He lived in Greece from 1982-1989 where he discovered the luminous colours of the Mediterranean which were to dominate his powerful, flowing watercolours throughout the remainder of his career.


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