Siegfried Anzinger was born in 1953 in Weyer, Austria. From 1971 to 1977 he studied graphic arts with Maximilian Melcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1982 he participated in documenta 7 in Kassel and represented Austria at the Biennale di Venezia in 1988. Since 1998 he has been a professor of painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. In 1990 he received the Prize of the City of Vienna for painting. In 2003 he was awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize. In 2006 he received the Culture Prize of the Province of Upper Austria. Major solo exhibitions were dedicated to him in 2010 by the Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz and in 2014 by the Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna. In 2013 he was elected to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts. As a painter, the artist ranks with Erwin Bohatsch, Herbert Brandl, Gunter Damisch, Josef Danner, Alois Mosbacher, Hubert Scheibl and Hubert Schmalix among the so-called "Neue Wilden" in Austria. Siegfried Anzinger lives in Cologne and Vienna.
Anzinger is one of the founders of the so-called "New Wild Painting" which established itself in Austria in the 1980s. Other representatives are Hubert Brandl, Erwin Bohatsch, Gunter Damisch, Alois Moosbacher, Hubert Scheibl and Hubert Schmalix.read more read less