Manfred Deix was born in the lower Austrian town of St. Pölten in 1949, the second child of Johanna and Franz Deix. When he heard about the "Graphic" in Vienna, he enrolled there in 1965 and began his studies together with his colleagues and friends Bernhard Paul and Gottfried Helnwein. During his studies, Deix had jobs as a cartoonist, caricaturist, illustrator and cover designer. Deix' first cartoons were published in the magazines Profile, Trend and Economy in 1972. In 1980, his first book 'Cartoons von Manfred Deix' was published, followed by 'Cartoons de Luxe' in 1983, 'Satiren aus Wien' in 1985 and 'Mein Tagebuch' in 1986.
Manfred Deix exhibition