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Famous Artists from Austria

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.
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  • Lucian Freud
    Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink, Woman with a Daffodil, Girl with a White Dog
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Realism, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Arnold Schoenberg
    Denken, Der rote Blick, Blue Self-Portrait
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Leopoldstadt, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Der Blaue Reiter
    • Nationality: Austria, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria, United States of America
  • Egon Schiele
    Portrait of Edith Schiele In A Striped Dress, Self Portrait with Black Vase, Self-Portrait
    • Birthplace: Tulln an der Donau, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
  • Gustav Klimt
    The Kiss, Danaë, Beethoven Frieze
    • Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austrian Empire
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Alfred Kubin
    The Card Cheat, Vathek, Water Spirit
    • Birthplace: Severozápad, Litoměřice, Czech Republic
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser
    Globulant, Autofahrer in der Nacht, Rain of Blood Dropping into Japanese Waters in an Austrian Garden
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria, New Zealand
  • Gottfried Helnwein
    Beautiful Victim, Mouse I, Head of a Child
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Hyperrealism, Installation art
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland, Austria
    • Art Forms: Photography, Installation art, Painting
  • Oskar Kokoschka
    Self-Portrait, Doctor Emma Veronika Sanders, Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat
    • Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Expressionism, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
  • Angelica Kauffman
    Self-Portrait, Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower, Ferdinand IV
    • Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Manfred Kielnhofer
    The timeguards, Danceperformence Hauptplatz Linz, photo sculpture
    • Birthplace: Haslach an der Mühl, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Stefan Sagmeister
    Nine Lives (Aerosmith album, cover art), OK Go (cover art)
    • Birthplace: Bregenz, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
  • Weegee
    Flagpole Painter, Transvestite in Paddy Wagon, Woman
    • Birthplace: Zolochiv, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Austria, United States of America, Austria-Hungary
    • Art Forms: Photography
  • Raoul Hausmann
    Etude d'expression (Study of Expression)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Dada
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Collage