1929 born in Baden, Vienna
1950 meeting with Ernst Fuchs, Anton Lehmden, Arik Brauer, Wolfgang Hollegha and Joseph Mikl: founding of the "Hundsgruppe"
1968 fist "Grimassenfotos" at photo booth
1978 Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis; representative of Austria at the Venice Biennale
1993 opening of the Arnulf Rainer Museum in New York
2003 Rhenus art prize for his complete works
2009 founding of the Arnulf Rainer Museum in Baden, Vienna
lives and works in Vienna, Upper Austria, Bayern and since 1996 on Tenerife