BirthdayAugust 29, 1938
BirthplaceVienna, Austria

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Hermann Nitsch

    Full name: Hermann Nitsch
    Also known as: Hermann Nitsch, Nitsch, Hermann
    Professions: Production Designer, Composer, Actor
    Nationality: Austrian

  2. Hermann Nitsch Biography

    Hermann Nitsch (born 29 August 1938) is an Austrian artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes.Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und Versuchanstalt, during which time he was drawn to religious art. He is associated with the Vienna Actionists—a loosely affiliated group of off-kilter and confrontational Austrian artists that also includes Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler.Nitsch's abstract splatter paintings, like his performance pieces, address the excessive beauty and intensification of human existence. In the 1950s, Nitsch conceived of the Orgien Mysterien Theater (which roughly translates as Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries or The Orgiastic Mystery Theater), staging nearly 100 performances between 1962 and 1998.

  3. Hermann Nitsch Family

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