Franz Xaver Ölzant

1934 born in Oberzeiring, Styria (Steiermark)

1955 -1958 studies at the Academy for Applied Arts (Akademie für Angewandte Kunst) in Vienna, with Prof. Knesl

1958 – 1965 working freelance in Pfaffenschlag an der Thaya, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich)

1962 stay in Berlin

1963 -1964 participation in the excavation campaign of the Austrian Archaeological Institute (Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut) in Ephesos

1977-1976 employed at the Austrian Federal Theater Association (Österreichischer Bundestheaterverband)

1980 Award from the city of Vienna for sculpturing

1986 – 2001 professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Künste) in Vienna

1989 Honorary Price awarded by the federal state of Styria (Steiermark) for fine art

2005 Honorary Price awarded by the federal state of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) for fine art