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Basic Data

Arnulf Rainer is one of the most important contemporary artists from the German-speaking area. The start in the art world was not easy for Arnulf Rainer. The most striking feature of his personality is the steady striving for new forms of expression and innovative artistic strategies. With this, he often offended people and faced resistance especially at the two art academies in Vienna, which is why he left both schools after a couple of days.

  • Born: 8 December 1929 
  • Place of birth: Baden near Vienna, Austria 
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Studied at: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Academy of Applied Arts Vienna 
  • Era: Contemporary art 
  • Stylistic direction: Minimalism, conceptual art, abstract art

 

Collections

Germany

 

England

 

France

 

Netherlands

 

Austria

 

Switzerland

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 08.03.2019 - 18.08.2019 Talking Heads - Belvedere, Vienna.
  • 25.10.2018 - 10.01.2019 Aus einer Sammlung: Martha Jungwirth & Arnulf Rainer - Galerie Haas, Zurich.
  • 20.10.2018 - 07.04.2019 Power of Language - From the Collections - Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
  • 31.03.2017 - 30.07.2017 ARNULF RAINER. Neue Arbeiten auf Papier - LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz.
  • 07.10. 2016 - 15.01.2017 Dancing with Myself. Selbstporträt und Selbst-erfindung - Museum Folkwang, Essen.
  • 24.10.2015 - 01.05.2016 Arnulf Rainer. Pinselrausch - Arnulf Rainer Museum, Baden.

 

Awards

  • 2015: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art.
  • 2014: Grand Golden Decoration of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria.
  • 2006: Aragón-Goya Prize, Madrid.
  • 2003: Rhenus-artprize, Mönchengladbach.
  • 1989: Viennese Medal of Honor in Gold.
  • 1989: Prize of the International Center of Photography, New York.
  • 1981: Max-Beckmann-Prize, Frankfurt/Main.
  • 1978: Grand Austrian State Prize for Fine Arts.
  • 1966: Austrian State Prize for Graphic Design.

 

Films

  • Arnulf Rainer, short film by Peter Kubelka, 7min, Austria 1960.

 

Literature

  • Maria Lassnig - Arnulf Rainer. Das Frühwerk, exhibition catalog, Hemma Schmutz & Brigitte Reutner (Publ.), Cologne 2019.
  • Donald Judd, Arnulf Rainer: edges lines, angles curves, exhibition catalog, Rudi Fuchs (Publ.), Cologne 2018.
  • Arnulf Rainer - Übermaler, exhibition catalog, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Publ.), Cologne 2015.
  • Arnulf Rainer: Malerei, Arbeiten auf Papier, exhibition catalog, Burkhard Leismann (Publ.), Ahlen 2015.
  • Markus Lüpertz, Arnulf Rainer - bildende Kunst, exhibition catalog, Arnulf-Rainer-Museum (Publ.), Cologne 2015.

 

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