- Born: 15. December 1928 in Wien
- Died: 21. February 2000
Friedrich Stowasser called himself Hundertwasser, also Friedensreich, Regentag or Dunkelbunt. The richness of his names corresponds to his versatile activities as a painter, graphic artist, architect and ecologist.
Hundertwasser first studied painting at the Vienna Art Academy, before later studying architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He developed his own style, characterized by irregular lines, spirals and vivid colors. Hundertwasser as an innovator of Viennese Art Nouveau, as a contemporary Gustav Klimt or Egon Schiele. Hundertwasser was also a pioneer of the environmental movement, advocating the protection of nature and the restoration of the human connection to nature. His pictorial compositions, which rarely follow a coherent logic, have an organic quality that he was also able to translate into the designs for a number of building projects, as a counter-design to "dehumanized" architecture. His best-known building, the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, was handed over to tenants on February 17, 1987. Hundertwasser lived frequently in New Zealand since 1974, where he acquired the additional names "Regentag" and "Dunkelbunt", which are characteristic of his work.
Hundertwasser art prints are produced on high quality paper in excellent print quality and often with foil elements in gold or silver to fully show the colors and details of his unique artwork. Hundertwasser's art prints became famous worldwide and are still highly sought after by art collectors and art lovers.
Hundertwasser died on February 19, 2000 aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 on a cruise to New Zealand. However, his artworks and art prints are still popular today and are exhibited in many renowned art galleries and museums worldwide.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Abstract Art.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors black, green and brown.