Arnulf Rainer

(Austrian, born 1929)

ohne titel by arnulf rainer

Arnulf Rainer

Ohne Titel, 1962

übermalung by arnulf rainer

Arnulf Rainer

Übermalung, 1960

übermalung schwarz weiss by arnulf rainer

Arnulf Rainer

Übermalung schwarz weiss, 1961



Born: in Baden, Austria
Co-founded the Hundsgruppe
1953 - 1965
Devoted himself principally to a series of Overpaintings
Began to collect paintings by the insane
Experimented with hallucinogenic drugs
Awarded the Österreichischer Staatspreis für Graphik
Taught at the Akademie für bildende Künste, Vienna, Austri
Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Vienna, Bavaria and Teneriffa


TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes Horizontes sin fronteras, Spain
Puppetry, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany (solo)
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Germany (solo)
Malerei, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck, Austria (solo)
2009 - 2010
Female, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Werke auf Papier 1970 – 2009, Stadtmuseum Bruneck, Italy (solo)
Paysages perdus, Musée d’art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropol, France (solo)
Aller Anfang ist schwer, frühe Arbeiten 1949-1961, Arnulf Rainer Museum im Frauenbad am Josefsplatz Baden, Austria (solo)
Arnulf Rainer, Viktor Hugo Museum Paris, France (solo)
Werke auf Papier 1970 - 2009, Stadtmuseum, Brunneck, Germany (solo)

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angles, CA
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Tate Gallery, London, UK