Ernst Fuchs was a notable Austrian artist born in 1930. As a man of many talents – at once a painter, a printmaker, a sculpture, an architect, a stage designer, a composer, a poet and a signer – he is remembered as one of the founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. During his younger years, he was a student at the Accademy of Fine Arts, studying under great artists such as Professor Robin C. Anderson and Albert Paris von Gütersloh.It was while he studied at the Accademy that he came to meet and befriend Arik Brauer, Rudolf Hausner, Fritz Janschka, Wolfgang Hutter and Anton Lehmden, all of whom he would latter found the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism with.
His work was inspired by a deep fascination for old painting master, particularly paying close attention to the manner in which they seemed to capture color and light effects.
During his lifetime, Fuchs also worked in collaboration with a variety of traditional Vieneese companies to create products which would carry the spirit of the Wiener Werkstäatte into the new millennium. His work tapped into a rich universe of colors, forms and particular visual elements to form fantastic opulent creations.