Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1974
BORN: 1928 in Vienna, Austria
DIED: 2000 at Sea
Friedensreich Regentag Hundertwasser (which means "Peace-Realm-Rainy-Day-Hundred-Water") was born Friedrich Stowasser in 1928 in Vienna and is well known for his organic, vivid style in painting, printmaking, and architecture. With a schooling at Montessori and a brief formal art training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, his education continued in his extensive travels over the next fifty years. Hundertwasser created artwork using many graphic techniques, among them lithograph, silk screen, etching, and color woodcut. While valuing openness in terms of technique, dates, and editions, he took care to provide detailed information about each work on the graphic sheet. The editions of Hundertwasser's graphic work often comprise several color versions and variants, which are not numbered separately, but rather numbered throughout the entire edition. By doing so, Hundertwasser makes unique pieces within the art of the graphic, thereby going beyond machine production. Hundertwasser’s work gives equal attention to form, color, and line and makes strong statements about humanitarianism and environmentalism. His art challenges our intellect, awakens our senses, and evokes the world of dreams. A complete catalogue raisonné was published in 2001, a year after the artist’s death, and his artwork continues to be exhibited internationally.