Famous Austrian Artists & Painters

Find out more about the greatest Austrian Painters, including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Angelica Kauffman and Gottfried Helnwein.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Austrian Artists & Painters

 1 Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
Died: February 6, 1918

Austrian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt, was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His primary subject was the female body, and he produced numerous paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. He was known for his deliberate painting style. He successfully avoided personal scandal despite having an active sex life.

 2 Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 12, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulln an der Donau
Died: October 31, 1918

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter whose work is well-known for its raw sexuality and intensity. An early exponent of Expressionism, Schiele was one of the early-20th century's most prominent figurative painters. His life and career inspired the 1980 biographical film Excess and Punishment, in which Schiele was played by German actor Mathieu Carrière. 

 3 Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka
0
Famous As: Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University teacher
Birthdate: March 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pöchlarn
Died: February 22, 1980

 4 August Kubizek

August Kubizek
0
Famous As: Conductor, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: August 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz
Died: October 23, 1956
Recommended Lists:

 5 Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra
0
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 16, 1970

 6 Angelica Kauffman

Angelica Kauffman
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 30, 1741
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
Died: November 5, 1807

 7 Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein
0
Famous As: Visual artist
Birthdate: October 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
You May Like

 8 Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer
0
Famous As: Graphic Designer
Birthdate: April 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haag am Hausruck, Austria
Died: September 30, 1985

 9 Soap&Skin

Soap&Skin
0
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gnas, Austria

 10 Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 11 Franz von Bayros

Franz von Bayros
0
Famous As: Painter, Artist, Illustrator
Birthdate: May 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zagreb
Died: April 3, 1924

 12 Peter Fendi

Peter Fendi
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 28, 1842

 13 Hermann Nitsch

Hermann Nitsch
0
Famous As: Artist, Experimental artist, Painter, Composer
Birthdate: August 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna

 14 Anna Mahler

Anna Mahler
0
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3, 1988

 15 Alfred Kubin

Alfred Kubin
0
Famous As: Writer, Painter, Etcher
Birthdate: April 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bohemia
Died: August 20, 1959

 16 Valie Export

Valie Export
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria

 17 Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bruck an der Mur, Austria

 18 Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
0
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 6, 1736
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: August 19, 1783

 19 Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg
0
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

 20 Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie
0
Famous As: British potter
Birthdate: March 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 1, 1995

 21 Hans Makart

Hans Makart
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 28, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: October 3, 1884

 22 Adalbert Stifter

Adalbert Stifter
0
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingdom of Bohemia
Died: January 28, 1868

The son of an affluent weaver and merchant, Adalbert Stifter had initially studied law but quit without earning a degree. He later turned to writing and created masterpieces such as Witiko and Der Nachsommer. His tales mostly had pastoral backdrops, influenced by the countryside he grew up in.

 23 Christoph Haizmann

Christoph Haizmann
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1651 AD
Birthplace: Traunstein, Germany
Died: March 14, 1700

 24 Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger

Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 11, 1805
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 29, 1880

 25 Wolfgang Paalen

Wolfgang Paalen
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 24, 1959

 26 Joseph Lange

Joseph Lange
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: September 17, 1831

 27 Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kappel am Krappfeld, Austria
Died: May 6, 2014

 28 Arik Brauer

Arik Brauer
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 24, 2021

 29 Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 23, 1865

 30 Camillo Sitte

Camillo Sitte
0
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 17, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 16, 1903

 31 Felix de Weldon

Felix de Weldon
0
Famous As: Mariner
Birthdate: April 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3, 2003

 32 Hans Zatzka

Hans Zatzka
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17, 1945

 33 Rudolf von Alt

Rudolf von Alt
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 28, 1812
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 12, 1905

 34 Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
0
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 20, 1656
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: April 5, 1723

 35 Franz West

Franz West
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 26, 2012

 36 Johann Nepomuk della Croce

Johann Nepomuk della Croce
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 37 Joseph Anton Koch

Joseph Anton Koch
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 27, 1768
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elbigenalp, Austria
Died: January 12, 1839

 38 Moritz von Schwind

Moritz von Schwind
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 8, 1871

 39 Friedrich von Amerling

Friedrich von Amerling
0
Famous As: Portrait Painter
Birthdate: April 14, 1803
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 14, 1887

 40 Johannes Grenzfurthner

Johannes Grenzfurthner
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Johannes Grenzfurthner is best known as the man behind monochrome, an alternative art magazine. The Austria artist and filmmaker often deals with topics such as subversion and nerd culture in his documentary-style films. A pioneer of techno-hedonism, he also heads festivals such as Arse Elektronika, which mingles sex and technology.

 41 Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder

Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 42 Barbara Krafft

Barbara Krafft
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1764
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jihlava, Czechia
Died: September 28, 1825

 43 Fritz Wotruba

Fritz Wotruba
0
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: April 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 28, 1975

 44 Paul Troger

Paul Troger
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 30, 1698
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Welsberg, Tyrol
Died: July 20, 1762

 45 Josef Abel

Josef Abel
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 46 Wolf Huber

Wolf Huber
0
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Feldkirch, Austria
Died: June 3, 1553

 47 Johann Peter Krafft

Johann Peter Krafft
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 48 Johann Michael Rottmayr

Johann Michael Rottmayr
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 11, 1656
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Laufen an der Salzach
Died: October 25, 1730

 49 Anton von Maron

Anton von Maron
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 8, 1733
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 3, 1808

 50 Franz Anton Maulbertsch

Franz Anton Maulbertsch
0
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 7, 1724
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langenargen, Germany
Died: August 8, 1796