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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?"

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Lucian Freud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Lucian Freud Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink, Woman with a Daffodil, Girl with a White Dog 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 ...more

Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Arnold Schoenberg Denken, Der rote Blick, Blue Self-Portrait 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 ...more

Richard Neutra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Richard Neutra Chair 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

Egon Schiele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Egon Schiele Portrait of Edith Schiele In A Striped Dress, Self Portrait with Black Vase, Self-Portrait 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, ...more

Gustav Klimt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Gustav Klimt The Kiss, Danaë, Beethoven Frieze Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. ...more

Alfred Kubin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Alfred Kubin The Card Cheat, Vathek, Water Spirit Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer. Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Friedensreich Hundertwasser Globulant, Autofahrer in der Nacht, Rain of Blood Dropping into Japanese Waters in an Austrian Garden Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect. Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists by the end ...more

Alexandr Hackenschmied is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Alexandr Hackenschmied Alexander Hammid born Alexandr Hackenschmied was a leading photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 ...more

Gottfried Helnwein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Gottfried Helnwein Beautiful Victim, Mouse I, Head of a Child Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna. He was ...more

Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.

Ernst Haas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Ernst Haas Ernst Haas was a photojournalist and a pioneering color photographer. During his 40-year career, the Austrian-born artist bridged the gap between photojournalism and the use of photography as a ...more

Oskar Kokoschka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Oskar Kokoschka Self-Portrait, Doctor Emma Veronika Sanders, Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat Oskar Kokoschka was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes.

Angelica Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Angelica Kauffman Self-Portrait, Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower, Ferdinand IV Angelica Kauffman, RA was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of ...more

Manfred Kielnhofer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Manfred Kielnhofer The timeguards, Danceperformence Hauptplatz Linz, photo sculpture Manfred "KILI" Kielnhofer is an Austrian painter, sculptor and Photographer.

Paul Flora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Paul Flora Paul Flora is known for his black ink line drawings. "Flora was one of Europe’s most profiled illustrators since the 1960s. He worked for British newspapers The Times and The Observer as ...more

Stefan Sagmeister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Stefan Sagmeister Nine Lives (Aerosmith album, cover art), OK Go (cover art) Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer. Sagmeister co-founded a design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. with Jessica Walsh in New York City. He has ...more

Weegee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Weegee Flagpole Painter, Transvestite in Paddy Wagon, Woman Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City's Lower East Side ...more

Peter Weibel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Peter Weibel Peter Weibel is an Austrian artist, curator and theoretician.

Raoul Hausmann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Raoul Hausmann Etude d'expression (Study of Expression) Raoul Hausmann was an Austrian artist and writer. One of the key figures in Berlin Dada, his experimental photographic collages, sound poetry and institutional critiques would have a profound ...more

Friedrich von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Friedrich von Schmidt Friedrich von Schmidt was an architect who worked in late 19th century Vienna. Von Schmidt was born in Frickenhofen, Gschwend, Württemberg, Germany. After studying at the technical high ...more

Gabriel von Max is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Gabriel von Max Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max was a Prague-born Austrian painter.

Martin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Martin Arnold Martin Arnold is an experimental filmmaker known for his obsessive reworkings of found footage. He is also a founding member of the Austrian film distributor Sixpack Film. Arnold studied ...more

Albert Schickedanz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Albert Schickedanz Albert Schickedanz was an Austro-Hungarian architect and painter in the Eclectic style. Schickedanz was born in Biala, Galicia, to an ethnic German family. He studied at his home town and at ...more

Othmar Schimkowitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Othmar Schimkowitz Othmar Schimkowitz was a Hungarian-born architectural sculptor who worked on the greatest landmarks of the Vienna Secession.

Carl Moll is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Carl Moll Carl Julius Rudolf Moll was a prominent art nouveau painter active in Vienna at the start of the 20th century. He was also the stepfather of Alma Mahler-Werfel.

Andreas Horvath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Andreas Horvath Andreas Horvath is an Austrian photographer and filmmaker.

Otto Muehl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Otto Muehl Otto Muehl was an Austrian artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune. In 1943, Muehl had to ...more

Inge Morath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Inge Morath Ingeborg Hermine "Inge" Morath was an Austrian-born photographer. In 1953, she joined the Magnum Photos Agency, founded by top photographers in Paris, and became a full photographer ...more

Joseph Boehm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Joseph Boehm Charles Robert Darwin Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Baronet, RA was a medallist and sculptor, best known for the Jubilee head of Queen Victoria on coinage, and the statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner. ...more

Wolfgang Suschitzky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Wolfgang Suschitzky Wolfgang Suschitzky, BSC, is a photographer and cinematographer perhaps best known for his collaboration with Paul Rotha in the 1940s and his work on Mike Hodges' 1971 film Get Carter. He was ...more

Jacob van Schuppen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Jacob van Schuppen Jacob van Schuppen was an Austrian Baroque painter.

Ludwig Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Ludwig Deutsch Ludwig Deutsch was an Austrian painter who settled in Paris. Deutsch came from a well-established Jewish family. His father was a financier at the Austrian court. He studied at the Vienna ...more

Edith Tudor Hart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Edith Tudor Hart Edith Tudor-Hart was an Austrian-British photographer, communist-sympathiser and spy for the Soviet Union. Some of her work is in the National Gallery in London. Brought up in a family of ...more

Luigi Kasimir is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Luigi Kasimir Luigi Kasimir was an Austro-Hungarian-born etcher, painter, printmaker and landscape artist.

Ernst Fuchs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Ernst Fuchs Kopf David, Mädchen mit dem Blumenhaupt, Solweigs Lied Ernst Fuchs is an Austrian painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, architect, stage designer, composer, poet, singer and one of the founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. In 1972 ...more

Erwin Wurm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Erwin Wurm Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist born in Bruck an der Mur / Styria. He currently lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria. Since the late 1980s, he has developed an ongoing series of One ...more

Kiki Kogelnik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Kiki Kogelnik Kiki Kogelnik was an Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in in southern Austria, she studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and moved to New York in 1961. Kogelnik is considered ...more

Johann Evangelist Holzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Johann Evangelist Holzer Johann Evangelist Holzer was an Austrian-German painter. Holzer was born in Burgeis, Mals, in the Vinschgau Valley of South Tyrol, as the son of a miller. He was sent to undertake a classical ...more

Maria Lassnig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Maria Lassnig Die Sinne (The senses), 3 Arten zu sein (3 ways of being), Sprachgitter (Language grid) Maria Lassnig was an Austrian artist known for her painted self-portraits and her theory of "body awareness". She was the first female artist to win the Grand Austrian State Prize in ...more

Franz West is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Franz West Maya's Dream, Untitled, Untitled (Orange) Franz West was an Austrian artist.

Hilde Holger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Hilde Holger Hilde Boman-Behram, better known by her stage name Hilde Holger, was an Austro-Hungarian-born British expressionist dancer, choreographer, teacher, and educator, who was trained by Gertrud ...more

Lisette Model is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Lisette Model Untitled (New York City), Fifth Avenue, Promenade des Anglais Lisette Model was an Austrian-born American photographer.

Andreas Bitesnich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Andreas Bitesnich Andreas H. Bitesnich is an Austrian photographer and musician. He specializes in nude and portrait photography. His work appears regularly in international magazines.

Valie Export is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Valie Export Valie Export is an Austrian artist. Her artistic work includes video installations, body performances, expanded cinema, computer animations, photography, sculptures and publications covering ...more

Julius Klinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Julius Klinger Julius Klinger was an Austrian Painter, draftsman, illustrator, commercial graphic artist, typographer and writer. Klinger studied at the Technologisches Gewerbemuseum in Vienna.

Johann Michael Rottmayr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Johann Michael Rottmayr Venus and Cupid at the Forge of Vulcan, Jove casts his Thunderbolts at the Rebellious Giants, Apollo Granting Phaeton Permission to Drive the Chariot of the Sun Johann Michael Rottmayr, was an Austrian painter. He was the first notable baroque painter north of Italy. Rottmayr was born in Laufen an der Salzach, Salzburg, now Germany. Along with his ...more

Victor Hammer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Victor Hammer Victor Karl Hammer, was an Austrian-born American painter, sculptor, printer, and typographer.

Hermann Nitsch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Hermann Nitsch Painted Shirt Hermann Nitsch is an Austrian artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes. Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und ...more

Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel was a Viennese-born socialite well known in her youth for her beauty and vivacity. She became the wife, successively, of composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter ...more

Josef Eduard Teltscher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Austria
Josef Eduard Teltscher Josef Eduard Teltscher, born 15 January 1801 in Prague, Bohemia, was an Austrian painter and lithographer. He was one of the best Viennese portrait lithographers and watercolourists of the first ...more