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List of the most popular artists from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Austrian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Austrian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists here include everyone from Wilhelm J. Burger to Josef Eduard Teltscher.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Austria?" and "Who are the most well-known Austrian artists?"

For further information on these historic Austrian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Austrian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Lucian Freud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
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Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting ...more

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Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Realism, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

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Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
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Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. With the rise of the Nazi Party, by 1938 Schoenberg's works were labelled as degenerate music because he was Jewish; he ...more

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Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

Associated periods or movements: Der Blaue Reiter

Nationality: Austria, United States of America

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Richard Neutra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
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Richard Joseph Neutra was an American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist architects. ...more

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Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria, United States of America

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Egon Schiele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
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His first exhibit was at the 1909 Kunstschau in Vienna. From there on, he continued to show his work at exhibitions. Some of his well-known paintings illustrate his affinity toward nude women, such as in his 1910 painting Reclining Nude. He painted Portrait of Wally in 1912 during his love affair ...more

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Birthplace: Tulln an der Donau, Europe, Austria, Central Europe, Lower Austria

Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Vienna Secession

Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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