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