Austria:Modern Art Stamp Issue

Born on 8 December 1929, Arnulf Rainer attended the National Political Educational\"\" Institution in Traiskirchen.  In 1947, he saw contemporary art for the first time in an exhibition held by the British Council in Klagenfurt.Shortly afterwards, he applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, but fled again after only three days, since his works were described as being degenerate.Over the decades, this award-winning painter has become one of the most famous artists in Austria, whose works have been presented in all renowned museums and galleries around the world; in Bad Vöslau, there is now a personalised Arnulf Rainer-Museum. The broad range of works of this “Reformer of Austrian painting” extends from surrealism and tachism through the informal and gesture to the typical crucifixion paintings and over-paintings. The title of the impressive work on the new commemorative is “Angst”, and dates from 1969/73 (oil on photo on wood, original size 119.5 x 87.5 cm).

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