Friedensreich Hundertwasser


Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, born in 1928, defied categorization. His precociousness and early exposure to Montessori education, combined with the need to conceal his Jewish heritage while living in a Nazi regime, contributed to the unique style of his work. Hundertwasser’s paintings displayed complex curved lines and intricate details, and robust color defined his originality.

Following WWII, Hundertwasser began a life of travel, inviting influences from around the world. His travels to places as disparate as Morocco, Tunisia, Nepal, Tokyo, and Siberia influenced an ever-evolving artistic style and helped him establish a global reputation. Japanese master carvers selected Hundertwasser’s art and prints for their Western carving projects, and Austria, Senegal, and the UN commissioned him to design sovereign stamps and coins. Beyond painting, Hundertwasser’s interests extended to architecture, environmentalism, and popular autonomy. Collectors can find a wide range of styles and genres of modern paintings for sale online and at auction.

Past Lots

Friedenreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), "Look at it on a Rainy Day (Regentag Portfolio)," 1970-72, 10 Screenprints in colors with metallic embossing on various papers, Sheet for nine images: 16" H x 23" W; Sheet for imag

Sold: $9,100

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, (1928 - 2000 Austrian), "Look at it on a Rainy Day (Regentag Portfolio)," 1971, Portfolio of 10 color scre

Sold: $8,000

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, (1928-2000, Austrian), "Tennos Fly with Hats," 1985, Woodcut in colors on Japan paper under Plexiglass, Im

Sold: $2,000

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), "Columbus Rainy Day in India" from the "Look at it on a Rainy Day (Regentag Portfolio)," 1972, Screenprint in colors with metallic embossing on paper, Image: 16" H x 23" W; Sheet:

Sold: $1,430