Arnulf Rainer was born in 1929 in Baden, Austria. He is one of Austria’s most important contemporary artists. He attended the Staatsgewerbeschule in Villach and subsequently studied for a short period at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 1978 he represented Austria at the Venice Biennale.
Hiw work was included in the exhibition 'Dancing with Myself' (2018) at Punta della Dogana.