Peter Kubelka Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Apr, 2021
Facts of Peter Kubelka
Date of Birth: 1934 , March-13
Age: 87 years old
Birth Nation: Austria
Name Peter kubelka
Nationality Austrian
Birth Place/City Vienna , Austria
Religion Christian
Profession Film maker, Photographer, Lecturer, Curator
Net Worth $1- $5 million
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color white
Married 1978
Married to Friedl Kubelka
Divorce 2001
Education St├Ądelschule
Awards Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
Siblings Susanna Kubelka
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Peter Kubelka, an Austrian filmmaker, is best known for his film Unsere Afrikareise, released in 1966, and many other short, intricately edited films. His films, which are few in number, are renowned for being meticulously edited and brevity.  An experimental filmmaker is also an architect and a musician.  Despite this,  he is the brother of Susanna Kubelka, a German-speaking writer. Furthermore, Peter was awarded by the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art for his superior creative and commendable services in the area of sciences or the arts. 

Early Life: Age, Family, & Education

Peter Kubelka was born on March 23, 1934, in Vienna, Austria who was upbrought in Taufkirchen, an Upper Austrian farming village. Susanna Kubelka is the only sister of Peter Kubelka, a Nobel writer who prioritizes a vegetarian lifestyle. 

While Peter was in high school, he decided to pursue filmmaking as a profession, and he studied in Vienna  Rome in 1952. The Austrian film director was a member of the New York Film-Makers Coop and was co-founder and curator of the Austrian Film Museum.

The now 87-year-old Kubelka studied Fine Arts and Architecture at Städelschule, one of the most experimental art academies. The academy accepts 20 students from 500 applicants each year and courses are taught in English. Kubelka was fortunate enough that he got admission and could fulfill his dream of becoming an Architect.

Career As A Famous Filmmaker

The most demanded director Peter dreamed of becoming a filmmaker since he was in high school.  In his career of filmmaking, he made several films, such as Mosaik In Vertrauen (Mosaic in Confidence) in 1955,   Adebar in 1957, and Schwechater in 1958. In 1960, Peter created Arnulf Rainer, a short film that alternates black and transparent film and white noise and silence, regarded as pioneering work in film theory. 

Moreover, he rose to stardom after his 1966 film Unsere Afrikareise (Our Trip to Africa) got released. This movie which was about a journal of a search for a wild game almost got blockbuster and was appreciated by almost all the viewers. Call it a stroke of luck or his hard work that paid him with this great fame and name. After this, he didn't stop and continued making hit movies which he was always spotted in the limelight. 

CAPTION: Peter's dedication for his work SOURCE: liewehr.com

In addition, he has also made other short films with complex editing. Later on, Antiphon was presented in the year 2012, which practically responds to Arnulf Rainer. Both works look at the four elements of cinematography: light, darkness, sound, and silence.

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Estimated Net Worth ( $1million- $5million )

The astounding musician has an estimated net worth of between $1 million - $5 million earned from his career as a producer, a lecturer, a curator, and a musician. The professional film director is one of the richest and is also on the list of famous film directors born in Austria.

Apart from just making movies, short films, and series, he also amuses people with his magical skills as an overseer, an individual who performs music, and also someone who gives useful lectures on life and reality. His adorers can assume that he earns quite a decent amount by being expertise in almost every sphere of life.

Though the data doesn't reveal any information about the cars and the house, the worldwide famous photographer might own luxurious assets.

Marriage Life: Wife And Children

Peter tied the knot with  Friedl Kubelka in 1978, who is also an Austrian filmmaker and a visual artist. Since the couple was so in love with each other they never failed to appreciate their presence in one another's life. 

CAPTION: Peter's former wife Friedl Kubelka who is an Austrian filmmaker and a visual artist SOURCE: People Pill

Soon on October 21 of the respective year of their marriage, they welcomed their baby girl, Louise Kubelka. She came into their life as a blessing and spread love and happiness into their and every family member's life.

Peter and Friedle happily lived together for 23 years, but in 2001, they got divorced and separated their ways. Furthermore, no detailed information about their separation is out on media but one can guess that it was because of the irreconcilable differences. 

As of 2021, there is no news related to the relationship status of both of them.

Awards And Appreciation 

A pioneer in film making, Kubelka has directed several movies and short films which have offered him a lot of appreciation, and been awarded for his dedication.

He is well known for his film Unsere Afrikareise, a journal about the search for wild games. Likewise, his other hit movies Adebar and Arnulf Rainer also gave him recognition in the competitive industry of filmmaking. 

CAPTION: Peter being awarded the international federation of film archives awards SOURCE: International Federation of Film Archives

As a result, Peter was awarded the international federation of film archives awards and the Split Film Festival Award for his outstanding contribution to the moving image's artistic development.

Furthermore,  he was also awarded by the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art for his superior creative and commendable services in the area of sciences or the arts.

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