Gottfried Helnwein Biography and Wiki
Gottfried Helnwein (b. 8 Oct 1948) is an Austrian-Irish contemporary visual artist who has served as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation, and performance artist, using a wide variety of techniques and media. Helnwein is famous for his boulevard of broken dreams paintings, self-portraits, and prints.
Gottfried Helnwein Age and Birthday
Gottfried was born on October 14, 1978, in Vienna, Austria. He is 42 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Libra.
Gottfried Helnwein Height and Weight
Helnwein stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (Approx. 1.78m) tall and weighs 154 lbs (70 kgs).
Gottfried Helnwein Education
The Austrian-Irish visual artist attended the Academy of Fine Arts, a Public university in Vienna, Austria, where he pursued and graduated with a Master-class prize.
Gottfried Helnwein Family, Parents, Siblings
Helnwein is the proud son of Joseph Helnwein and Margarethe Helnwein. His father worked for the Austrian Post and Telegraphy administration while his mother served as a housewife. He grew up as a strict Roman Catholic whereby he organized plays and art exhibitions at the Catholic Marian Society of the Jesuit University Church in Vienna.
Gottfried was raised alongside his three siblings; Elfriede Helnwein, Elisabeth Helnwein, and Maria Helnwein.
Gottfried Helnwein Wife and Wedding, Is He Married?
Moving on to his marital affairs, the visual artist is happily married to his loving beautiful wife Renate Helnwein, an author.
The couple got married in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and families. We are keeping tabs and we will update her partner’s details soon when established.
Gottfried Helnwein Children
Gottfried and his wife are blessed with four children; Cyril, Mercedes, Ali Elvis, and Wolfgang Amadeus, all talented artists. The couple lives in Ireland and Los Angeles.
Gottfried Helnwein Net Worth
Gottfried Helnwein has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a visual artist.
Gottfried Helnwein Paintings and Art
Helnwein’s work is concerned primarily with psychological and sociological anxiety, historical issues, and political topics. The metaphor for his art is dominated by the image of the child, particularly the wounded child, scarred physically and emotionally from within.
Most of his paintings are about taboo and controversial issues from recent history, especially the Nazi rule and the horror of the Holocaust. As a result, his work is often considered provocative and controversial.
Gottfried Helnwein Notable Works
- Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi)
- Head of a Child
- Ninth November Night
- Mickey (plate 24) (Mickey Mouse)