Famous painters of the past and present, such as Egon Schiele and Arnulf Rainer, stayed in the Vienna Woods.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Egon Schiele came to Neulengbach to "stay here forever" 100 years ago. 

During his time in Neulengbach, the artist created some of his most important works. During the months from late summer 1911 to April 1912, when Egon Schiele lived in Neulengbach, he was highly active despite difficult financial circumstances. Schiele created around forty pictorial works during this period, including masterpieces such as the "Hermits" or "Autumn Tree in Stirred Air" and "My living room in Neulengbach".

Albert Paris Gütersloh (1887-1973)

The painter, actor and writer Albert Paris Gütersloh was born in Baden near Vienna. Gütersloh later turned from his initial expressionist works to Catholic, meaningful novels.

Arnulf Rainer (*1929)

Arnulf Rainer was born in Baden. He lived in his parents' villa in Gainfarn near Bad Vöslau. It was there that he began the series of reductions which were a prelude to his world-famous overpaintings. In September 1959, he founded the "Pintorarium" as a "Creatorium for the Cremation of the Academy" together with Ernst Fuchs and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. In September 2009, the Arnulf Rainer Museum was opened in Baden near Vienna.

August Walla (1936-2001)

August Walla, the universal artist from Gugging, is present in many places at the Museum Gugging. August Walla was probably the most universal artist of the Art Brut scene and he can be compared with the Swiss Adolf Wölfli. His self-developed polytheistic philosophy of religion filled his notebooks and the walls of his room. The artist painted and appropriated the entire area surrounding his house.