Carlo Kos was born in Klagenfurt on April 10, 1923 and studied at the “Akademie der bildenden Künste” in Vienna.
Despite studies with contemporaries such as Hutter, Hausner, Lehmden, Fuchs and Hundertwasser, he was not influenced by “Viennese Phantastic Realism”. After graduating from the Academy, he spent a few years studying in Paris. In 1957, exhibition at the Galerie Internationale in Paris. Several study trips to Florence and Venice, regular visits to the Biennials. Information aesthetic studies and the influence of the books of Abraham Molles, Gunzenhäusers and Nackes. Strong relationships with ballet and other dances (his first drawings and paintings represent dancers). Repeated trips to Southeast Asia and studies of East Asian ceramics, particularly of Bang Chien.
He lives and works in Ehrenhausen near Klagenfurt.