Friedensreich Hundertwasser Visual Artist

Friedensreich hundertwasser

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian artist (who later took on New Zealand citizenship). Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists, although controversial, by the end of the 20th century. Hundertwasser's father Ernst Stowasser died three months after Hundertwasser's first birthday. The Second World War was a hard time for Hundertwasser and his mother Elsa, as she was Jewish. They avoided persecution by posing as Christians, a credible ruse because Hundertwasser's father had been a Catholic. To remain inconspicuous, Hundertwasser joined the Hitler Youth. Hundertwasser developed artistic skills very early. After the war, he spent three months at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. At this time he began to sign his art as Hundertwasser instead of Stowasser. He left to travel, using a small set of paints he carried at all times to sketch anything that caught his eye. In Florence he met the young French painter René Brô for the first time; they became lifelong friends. Hundertwasser's first commercial painting success was in 1952-3 with an exhibition in Vienna.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 15th, 1928
Nationality
Austria,New Zealand
Date of death
February 19th, 2000 at age of 71
Place of death
Pacific Ocean
Cause of death
Heart failure
Religion
Judaism
Places lived
Vienna , Austria
pop. 1,731,236 (2012)
New Zealand
pop. 4,470,800 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Education

1. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Fine-arts Academy

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (German: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien) is a public art school of higher education in Vienna, Austria.

Type Public university
Founded
1692
Headquarters
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 - Vienna, Vienna
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Academy of Fine Arts Vienna connected by profession and/or age

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Art periods / movements

1.Modern art

Begun Ended Other artists
born 1929
born 1913
born 1903
born 1912

Architecture

1. Waldspirale

Structure
2156
Opened 2000
Geolocation
49.885556,8.655833
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2. Hundertwasserhaus

Expressionist Structure
6062
Architectural style
Expressionist architecture
Opened 1986
Geolocation
48.207222,16.394167
Address Vienna
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3. KunstHausWien

Expressionism Structure
9487
Architectural style
Expressionism
Geolocation
48.210917,16.393389
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4. Kuchlbauer Tower

Building
10497
Opened January, 2010
Geolocation
48.817,11.842278
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Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Hundertwasser's Rainy Day
Documentary,Short
1971 Him/Herself 1

Written work

1.Hundertwasser

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. at New York City
1978. at New York City

2.Hundertwasser, 1928 2000

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. at New York City

3.Hundertwasser's complete graphic works, 1951 1976

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. at New York City

Namesakes

1.6231 Hundertwasser

Asteroid
6231 Hundertwasser is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 20, 1985 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Discoverers Date of discovery Discovery site Orbits Star system
1985-03-20
Kleť Observatory
Sun
Solar System

2.Hundertwasserhaus

Expressionist Structure
The Hundertwasserhaus is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-author. This expressionist landmark of Vienna is located in the Landstraße district on the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse.
Geolocation Architects Opened
48.207222,16.394167
Joseph Krawina
1986

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