Rainer Stern

Rainer Stern, an Austrian artist, was born on October 4, 1955, in Carinthia. His artistic work is characterized by a passionate connection to nature and a deep reflection on humanity. Stern studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, graduating successfully. At the age of 17, he was inspired by his first painting experiences with Maria Lassnig in Klagenfurt.

Since then, he has created a diverse collection of works reflecting his artistic range and profound understanding of human existence. Stern's artworks span various media such as painting, sculpture, and installation. He is known for his sensitive paintings, often capturing the beauty and fragility of nature.

In the years that followed, Rainer Stern was able to acquire the ancient techniques of icon painting during long stays in Sicily through meticulous studies. After years of sacred painting, he immersed himself intensively in the artists of the early Italian Renaissance and the techniques of "al Prima" as well as oil and glaze painting. He devoted himself to long studies of the Old Masters and created many meticulous copies of Van Huysum, Van Eyck, and Rubens.

Stern was a colleague of Ernst Fuchs for many years, with whom he also founded an art school. From 1990, he was involved in the execution of the chapel of the Church of St. Egyd in Klagenfurt, designed by Prof. Ernst Fuchs.

As a respected artist, Rainer Stern has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and has been honored for his artistic work. His works are represented in prestigious public and private collections worldwide, gaining recognition globally. Rainer Stern's continuous dedication to his artistic vision and his profound exploration of human nature make him a significant figure in the contemporary art scene.