Born 1958 in Steyr, Upper Austria. From 1977 until 1983 Gunter Damisch studied in the class of Max Melcher and Arnulf Rainer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In the 1980s Damisch became a member of the Viennese punk band Molto Brutto, where he played bass and organ. In 1998 Damisch got a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts; followed by the Appreciation Prize from the Province of Lower Austria. Since the 80s Gunter Damisch became a representative of the Neuen Wilden; because of his unmistakable and consistently formulated repertoire of colors and forms, he is one of the most important international representatives of Austrian contemporary art. He died in April 30, 2016 in Vienna.