Bauer, Josef, b. Wels (Upper Austria), Dec. 1, 1934, sculptor. 1956-1964 studied painting at the Kunstschule der Stadt Linz (now University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz); sculptor since 1965. Participated in the exhibition "Objekte. Skulptur in Oesterreich nach 45" ("Objects. Sculpture in Austria after 1945") in 2001. Awarded the Culture Prize of the Province of Upper Austria in 1995.