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Siegfried Anzinger is a contemporary painter, draftsman and sculptor from Austria, who has also taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 1997. While his painterly signature in its gestures and expressiveness initially seems to be closely linked to the "Junge Wilde", Anzinger finds his way to an unmistakably light and playful pictorial language, in which the painter consciously turns away from the weight of meaning of his motifs.

  • Date of Birth: February 25, 1953
  • Birthplace: Weyer, Austria
  • Nationality: Austrian, Austrian Art
  • Studies: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • Teachers: Maximilian Melcher
  • Era: Contemporary Art
  • Style: Neue Wilde, figurative painting


Siegfried Anzinger Prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Siegfried Anzinger o.T. I 2800 Euro Unique 19.68 x 15.74 in   yes no 06.08.2019
Siegfried Anzinger o.T. II 2800 Euro Unique 19.68 x 15.74 in   yes no 06.08.2019
Siegfried Anzinger o.T. III 2800 Euro Unique 19.68 x 15.74 in   yes no 06.08.2019



The Austrian artist Siegfried Anzinger was born in 1953 in Weyer an der Enns in Austria. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Professor Melcher from 1971 to 1977.

In the 1980s Anzinger founded the group of "Junge Wilde" (Young Wild Ones), with whom he was largely responsible for the awakening of the Austrian art scene. So while his painting style can initially be described as gestural and expressive and he places his figures on smeared surfaces, he finally finds his individual handwriting in his artistic works, which appears "non-finito", i.e. unfinished, and at the same time has a certain playful lightness and spontaneity. He paints gently drawn figures and scenic impressions that express a certain calmness. In addition, the artist has been painting for some years with the transparent glue paint, which, once applied, can no longer be corrected and has thus led him to a great painterly and compositional certainty. If the painter still does not like a work, he starts again.

Since the 2000s, it is pictorial subjects such as animals, erotic depictions but also biblical motifs such as creation stories or Madonnas that are repeatedly found as motifs in his artworks and editions. However, he disregards symbolic and representative aspects and mixes humour with absurdity and irony with provocation. In recent times, it is colour stimuli and line remnants from which Anzinger creates new forms and figurations.

Anzinger has lived in Cologne since 1997 and holds a professorship at the renowned Düsseldorf Art Academy. Since 2003, the painter has also been elected to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The painter can look back on numerous national and international exhibitions. He took part in documenta 7 and the Venice Biennale and also won the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in 1985. Most recently, he was honoured with the Grand Austrian State Prize in 2006. The painter currently lives and works in Cologne.



  • 15.11.2022 - 31.20.2022 Purple Rain 2022 - Kunstgruppe Kunstverein Köln.
  • 15.09.2022 - 14.01.2023 MIX & MATCH - Pinakothek der Moderne, München
  • 17.07.2022 - 19.03.2023 IMMER FESTE DRUFF - Haus Mödrath - Räume für Kunst, Kerpen.
  • 11.06.21 - 22.08.21 Einblicke - Kunst aus der National-Bank – MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg.
  • 12.05.21 - 05.09.21 Real Wild Child – Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz.
  • 01.03.20 - 31.01.21 Østerriksk Kunst Fra Sammlung Fürth - Galleri Würth, Hagan.
  • 29.01.20 - 21.03.20 Papierarbeiten IV – Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich.
  • 24.09.19 - 29.09.20 Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman at PARALLEL VIENNA - Galerie Elisabeth + Klaus Thoman, Vienna.
  • 28.01.2019 - 13.10.2019 Siegfried Anzinger. Blick zurück und nach vorn - Museum Würth, Künzelsau-Gaisbach.
  • 09.04.2019 - 09.07.2019 WER KANN DER SOLL - Kunstgruppe Kunstverein Cologne.
  • 24.10.2018 - 12.01.2019 Vom Hunger nach Bildern - Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna.
  • 25.03.2018 - 30.06.2018 Kaputt - EBENSPERGER RHOMBERG Salzburg.
  • 03.09.2016 - 20.11.2016 Sammlung Opitz-Hoffmann - Kunstsammlung Jena.
  • 23.10.2015 - 21.02.2016 Rabenmütter. Zwischen Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute - LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz.
  • 11.09.2015 - 10.01.2016 Von Hockney bis Holbein. Die Sammlung Würth in Berlin - Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.
  • 28.04.2015 - 24.10.2015 Die achtziger Jahre in der Sammlung des MUSA - Wien Museum MUSA, Vienna.
  • 13.02.2014 - 27.04.2014 Siegfried Anzinger - Kunstforum Vienna.
  • 02.07.2013 - 04.01.2014 die siebziger jahre. Expansion der Wiener Kunst - Wien Museum MUSA, Vienna.
  • 28.09.2012 - 02.06.2013 Von Kopf bis Fuß. Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall.
  • 26.11.2010 - 13.03.2011 Siegfried Anzinger - LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz.



  • 2023: Cultural Badge of Honour of the Province of Upper Austria in Gold
  • 2006: Cultural Prize of the Province of Upper Austria.
  • 2003: Grand Austrian State Prize for Fine Arts.
  • 1990: Prize of the City of Vienna for Visual Arts.
  • 1986: Oskar-Kokoschka-Prize, Vienna.



  • Siegfried Anzinger. Blick zurück und nach vorn, exhibition catalog, C. Sylvia Weber (Publ.), Künzelsau 2019.
  • Siegfried Anzinger: Zeichnungen, exhibition catalog, Julia Garnatz (Publ.), Cologne 2015.
  • Siegfried Anzinger, exhibition catalog, Ingried Brugger (Publ.), Ostfildern 2014.
  • Siegfried Anzinger: Bilder 2011, exhibition catalog, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis (Publ.), Cologne 2011.
  • Anzinger, exhibition catalog, Björn Roth (Publ.), Cologne 2010.
  • Siegfried Anzinger. Backside Angels, exhibition catalog, Wilfried Dickhoff (Publ.), Innsbruck 2005.
  • Siegfried Anzinger: Werke auf Papier 2001-2004, exhibition catalog, Siegfried Gohr & Klaus Thoman (Publ.), Cologne 2004.
  • Siegfried Anzinger, exhibition catalog, Thomas Kellein (Publ.), Bielefeld 2000.
  • Siegfried Anzinger. Bronzen 1985-2000, Klaus Thoman (Publ.), Innsbruck 2000.