Who is Friedrich Hundertwasser?

Who is Friedrich Hundertwasser?

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of Austria’s most famous avant-garde artists. His artworks reflect his philosophy, which is based on a harmonious interaction between nature and man. Hundertwasser was born in Vienna on 15 December 1928 as Friedrich Stowasser.

Who is Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser?

… Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born New Zealand artist and architect who also worked in the field of environmental protection. Hundertwasser (German for “hundred waters”) is a pseudonym; he was born Friedrich Stowasser.

What makes the Hundertwasserhaus so special?

The Hundertwasserhaus forms a mosaic of shapes, colours and pillars in the typical fashion associated with artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The design comes as no surprise, given Hundertwasser and architect Joseph Krawina formed the creative brains behind what has become one of Vienna’s most-visited attractions.

When did Friedensreich Hundertwasser make the tree house?

Constructed between 1983 and 1986, the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser resembles a colourful puzzle or a child’s drawing – the floors are wonky, if not wavy, and inside its rooms trees grow with roots and branches extending from the windows.


Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna on December 15th, 1928 as Friedrich Stowasser. After high school, he immediately entered the Vienna School of Arts but left after a short time when he decided to travel.

What did Hans Hundertwasser do for art?

Hundertwasser’s first commercial success was a 1952 exhibition of his paintings in Vienna. That was followed by equally successful exhibitions in Tokyo, Stockholm, New York, Chicago and Bern. The common themes in his work utilised bright colours, organic forms and no straight lines, which he called “the devil’s tools”.

How many Hommage à Hundertwasser books are there?

There are four sets in the Hommage à Hundertwasser collection: Spiral of Life, with its never-ending circles of red, blue and green; 10002 Nights, which is a wildly-coloured fantasy of minarets; and Street Rivers, a bright and happy march of houses. Hundertwasser would be pleased to see that there is not a straight line in sight.